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7/26: PitchPocalypse Contest sponsored by GMFCU

PP-Central-GSO-15-300PUBLIC (FREE) SPECTATOR EVENT – On Sunday, July 26th 2:30-5pm at Central Library, participants of Entrepreneur Summer events at Greensboro Library’s different branches will compete in the PitchPocalypse business plan contest to win cash and prizes towards launching their own startup.  This final event of the series is sponsored by Greensboro Municipal Federal Credit Union with organizing help from Shift.

7/25: ReBuildUp Course (adults) @ Central Library sponsored by GMFCU

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PUBLIC (FREE) EVENT –
On Saturday, July 25th 1-5pm, ReBuildUp Course  consisting of four business mini games covering business fundamentals will be held at  Central Library for adults (18+) sponsored by Greensboro Municipal Federal Credit Union with organizing help from Shift.

This is the seventh event of the Entrepreneur Summer at Greensboro Library and only chance for adults to qualify to compete in the PitchPocalypse business plan contest on Sunday 2:30-5:00 at Central Library also sponsored by GMFCU.

Pics: 5/16 ReBuildUp Course @ Central Library sponsored by Michael Robinson Accounting

Pictures from the Saturday, May 16th ReBuildUp Course for adults at Central Library in Downtown Greensboro sponsored by Michael Robinson Accounting.

Participants went on to compete in the PitchPocalypse held the next day also at Central Library.

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5/17: Women entrepreneurs win PitchPocalypse sponsored by Summit Credit Union

PPMay1-WinnersHeather Pendrak, a local high school teacher, won first place in ReBuildUp, LLC’sPitchPocalypse” business plan contest held at Greensboro Central Library on Sunday, May 17th sponsored by Summit Credit Union.  Heather’s winning idea was for a 3D scanning company that scans finished goods for furniture market clients and others creating files that can easily be printed out using 3D printers.  The name of her new venture is Pendragon 3D Arts.

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As the first place winner, she will be receiving $200 for her new company, one year membership to the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, three months of accounting help from Michael Robinson Accounting, LLC., and access to Elon’s Business Clinic.

PPMay2-PitchSecond place went to Destiny Riley, a rising Senior at UNCG, for her startup specializing in replacing toxic nail products with safer ones for area salons.  She won $100 along with Greensboro Chamber membership, three months of accounting help, and legal assistance from Elon’s Business Clinic.

Both entrepreneurs now move on to ReBuildUp’sStartup Test Flight” three month class to test out their business concepts in the real world.  Once completed, both become eligible for micro loans up to $5,000 each from the Greensboro Community Development Fund.

The next Greensboro ReBuildUp Course and PitchPocalypse is planned for late July again at Greensboro Central Library.

5/16: ReBuildUp Course (for Adults) @ Central Library sponsored by Michael Robinson Accounting

Crest-RC-GSO-5-16-15-285PUBLIC (FREE) EVENT – On Saturday, May 16th, our ReBuildUp Course for adults will be held from 1-5pm at Greensboro Central Library in Downtown Greensboro.

For the first time, this event will be open to adults 18 and up although a small number of select teens will be allowed to participate (contact us for teen details).

RC-Logo-150The ReBuildUp Course is part one of our three part Startup Program developed to help aspiring entrepreneurs learn the basics and find out if they truly want to take the plunge into entrepreneurship BEFORE committing to business courses, expensive leases, and borrowing money.

PP-Logo-New-150Part two takes place the next day on Sunday 2:30-5:00pm (also at Central Library) with our PitchPocalypse business plan pitching contest with up to 8 contestants from our ReBuildUp Course competing for money towards their startup effort along with other prizes like Greensboro Chamber of Commerce membership for 1st and 2nd place and 3 months of accounting help from Michael Robinson Accounting for all three top winners.

STF-Logo-150Part three is our Startup Test Flight running for 3 months for winners and non-winners of the PitchPocalypse to use techniques learned during our ReBuildUp Course to test the startup waters on your own time to figure out what you want to do for a business.

Sign up here for this event:

MEDIA: WFMYNews2 mentions PitchPocalypse Contest

WFMYNews2 was kind enough to shine the spotlight on our PitchPocalypse winner from Sunday’s event at Greensboro Central Library sponsored by Summit Credit Union.
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MEDIA: News14 filmed 3/15 PitchPocalypse Event @ Central Library sponsored by Summit Credit Union

news14 logoTriad News 14 was kind enough to film our Sunday, March 15th, PitchPocalypse event at Greensboro Central Library sponsored by Summit Credit Union.  It will likely air tonight (Sun. 3/15/15) and/or tomorrow (Mon. 3/16/15) on local cable channel 14.

PICTURES: 2/21 ReBuildUp Course @ Central Library sponsored by Michael Robinson Accounting

Here are the pictures from the Saturday, February 21st ReBuildUp Course held at Central Library in Downtown Greensboro sponsored by Michael Robinson Accounting.  Stay tuned, we’ll be announcing the location of the next ReBuildUp Course to be held also in Downtown Greensboro on Saturday, March 14th, 1-5pm the day before the rescheduled PitchPocalypse at Central Library on Sunday, March 15th, 2:30-5pm.

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First up, Economy, Jr.

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Time for cards with Million Dollar Idea.

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The presentations begin with Pitch Drill.

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It all comes together in the Cashless Incubator held at the end.

3/15: PitchPocalypse @ Central Library Sponsored by Summit Credit Union

rebuildup_CRESTS-Central-PPi-3-15-15-300ReBuildUp Course players, come out to Central Library on Sunday, March 15th, 2:30-5:00pm to compete in the PitchPocalypse business plan contest with up to seven other aspiring entrepreneurs for your shot at $300 towards launching your business, FREE company filing with the state courtesy of Elon University’s Business Clinic (excludes local and state filing fees), and Six months of accounting help courtesy of Michael Robinson Accounting, LLC.

This is the rescheduled PitchPocalypse business plan pitching contest originally planned for Thursday, February 26th which was postponed due to weather issues.

This event is made possible by Summit Credit Union.

Contestants will give their pitches to a panel of judges from the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, UNCG’s NC Entrepreneurship Center, and Summit Credit Union.

Crest-RC-Collab-1-150For those who weren’t able to qualify for this contest at the February 21st ReBuildUp Course, we will be holding another one on Saturday, March 14th, 1:00-5:00pm at a soon to be announced location.

Please check back on this site or join our Twitter and Facebook for updates.