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PitchPocalypse Winners at Ragsdale High School

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On Friday, March 18th, the top four teams in Ragsdale High School’s Game Design class competed in ReBuildUp’s PitchPocalypse business plan pitching contest to finish up the Winter 2016 Startup Program sponsored by Michael Robinson Accounting.

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Team #2 took the top spot.

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Team #3 came in 2nd place with a Billy Maze themed game.

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Team #4 came in 3rd for their fashion app idea.

HPFS PitchPocalypse Winners sponsored by Grow Foundation For Ghana

Congratulations to the winners of the PitchPocalypse business plan pitching contest.   This event completes the 8 week Fall 2015 Startup Program at High Point Friends School sponsored by Grow Foundation For Ghana.   Special thanks to High Point Chamber of Commerce’s Chief Operating Officer Rachel Moss and Director of Communications Sarah Belle for serving as contest judges.

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1st Place

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Entrepreneur Summer @ Greensboro Library sponsored by Parties 2 Dye 4

PUBLIC (FREE) EVENTS – ReBuildUp returns to the Greensboro Library with the Entrepreneur Summer sponsored by Parties 2 Dye with organizing help from Shift, the Nussbaum Center Entrepreneur group.

Teens are invited to come out and play Economy, Jr. followed by at a later date Pitch Drill and the Cashless Incubator back to back as part of the Teen Entrepreneur events taking place at the end of July.

Entrepreneur Summer finishes up with a ReBuildUp Course (all four games in one day) for adults 18+ followed by the PitchPocalypse business plan contest for teens and adults to compete in their own brackets for startup cash and prizes.  Here is the schedule:

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Economy, Jr

Tues. June 30th 6-8pm
Glenwood Library
Public (Free) Event
336-297-5000
Greensboro, NC

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Economy, Jr

Wed. July 1st 3-5pm
McGirt-Horton Library
Public (Free) Event
336-373-2015
Greensboro, NC

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Economy, Jr

Thurs. July 16th 7-9pm
Vance Chavis Library
Public (Free) Event
336-373-5838
Greensboro, NC

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Teen Entrepreneur
Tues. July 21st 6-8pm
Glenwood Library
Public (Free) Event
336-297-5000
Greensboro, NC

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Teen Entrepreneur
Wed. July 22nd 6-8pm
McGirt-Horton Library
Public (Free) Event
336-373-2015

Greensboro, NC

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Teen Entrepreneur
Thur. July 23rd 6-8pm
Vance-Chavis Library
Public (Free) Event
336-373-5838
Greensboro, NC

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ReBuildUp Course (for adults 18+)
Sat. July 25th 1-5pm
Central Library
Public (Free) Event (for adults 18+)
336-373-2471
Greensboro, NC

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PitchPocalypse
Sun. July 26th 2:30-5pm
Central Library
Public (Free) Event
336-373-2471
Greensboro, NC

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.

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.

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.

PitchPocalypse Rescheduled to March

rebuildup_CRESTS-Central-PPi-MARCH-2015-300Due to some issues like the weather of the past week, we had a lower than expected turnout so we are rescheduling the PitchPocalypse to a later date in March, possibly on a Sunday to make it more convenient for students to attend.  We will also be holding a 2nd ReBuildUp Course the Saturday before to increase our applicant pool for the contest.

Please check back on this site or join our Twitter or Facebook for the announcement on new dates.  Those who’ve already entered the PitchPocalypse business plan contest  will be contacted by email.

Thank you again to Summit Credit Union, Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, and UNCG’s NC Entrepreneurship Center for their continued support with these events.

2/20 Pitch Drill @ B’nai Shalom Day School

rebuildup_CRESTS-B'NAI-DAY-CI-300PRIVATE EVENT – On Tuesday, February, 20th, 5th-8th graders at B’nai Shalom Day School will play Cashless Incubator to compete on their own or in teams of two to solve a local problem with a skills for resources trading technique.

2/10 Pitch Drill @ B’nai Shalom Day School

rebuildup_CRESTS-B'NAI-DAY-PD-300PRIVATE EVENT – On Tuesday, February, 10th, 5th-8th graders at B’nai Shalom Day School will play Pitch Drill to compete in teams to see who has the best product idea for the volunteer judges.