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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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Student wins Ragsdale HS after school PitchPocalypse Contest

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Congratulations to Drew for winning the PitchPocalypse business plan competition for his private game club concept.

The contest completes our after school pilot project featuring ReBuildUp’s Startup Program held from late October to mid-December 2015.

Special thanks to the program’s sponsor Greensboro Municipal Federal Credit Union.

Congratulations to our PitchPocalypse Winner sponsored by Summit Credit Union

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Congratulations to Anika
, a 10 year old 5th grader who won our Sunday, March 15th PitchPocalypse business plan contest sponsored by Summit Credit Union at Greensboro Central Library.

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Featured on News14 that night and into the next day, Anika’s winning idea was for a line of seasonal curtains to make it easier for people to decorate during the holidays.

WFMYNews2 was also 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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Click here
to read the article.

To qualify for the PitchPocalypse, Anika joined fellow preteens and teens in the ReBuildUp Course events playing a series of business mini-games that focused on economic fundamentals, idea development, and marketing tricks.  Both events are part of ReBuildUp’s Startup Program that helps aspiring teen entrepreneurs test the waters of small business for a three to six month period with monetary, networking, accounting, and legal filing assistance.

As the winner, she will be receiving $300 towards launching her new company, one year membership to the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, and six months of accounting help from Michael Robinson Accounting along with free legal help filing incorporation papers from Elon University Business Clinic.

ReBuildUp plans to hold the next Teen ReBuildUp Course and PitchPocalypse in the summertime.  Holding these events for adults 20 and older is also being discussed for the spring.

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.

11/18 PitchPocalypse Postponed to February 2015

rebuildup_CRESTS-PitchPocalypse-2-15-v2-300Due to some delays, we’ll be postponing the PitchPocalypse pitching contest originally planned for Tuesday, November 18th 6-8pm at Central Library to a later date some time in February 2015.

We thank event sponsor Summit Credit Union for their continued support and look forward to the high school event they’ll be sponsoring next week.

PICTURES: 10/30 TE @ McGirt-Horton Library sponsored by Summit Credit Union

Good competition between teams in both Pitch Drill and the Cashless Incubator.  This was the 7th event of the series sponsored by Summit Credit Union.
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Teams planning their products during Pitch Drill.
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Team #1 got the win in Pitch Drill and Finalist #2 won out in the Cashless Incubator.  Looking forward to some of their $300 PitchPocalypse contest entries.

Final stop of the Teen Entrepreneur Fall Series will be Kathleen Clay Library on Tuesday, November 4th 6-8pm.  This event will be FILMED for a news story so please come out and take part.  Call 336-373-2923 to RSVP or just show up.

10/30 Teen Entrepreneur @ McGirt-Horton Library sponsored by Summit Credit Union

rebuildup_CRESTS-McGIRT-GSOfalli-TE-300PUBLIC (FREE) EVENT – Next to last stop for the Teen Entrepreneur Fall Series tonight 6-8pm at McGirt-Horton Library sponsored by Summit Credit Union.

Pitch Drill will be followed by the Cashless Incubator and playing both makes you eligible to enter our $300 PitchPocalypse pitching contest.

Call 336-373-2015 to RSVP or just show up.

ReBuildUp Nation Podcast : On Hiatus

ICON-ReBuildUp-Nation-300The ReBuildUp Nation Podcast is now on hiatus to free up much needed time and resources for other ReBuildUp projects namely the upcoming Teen Entrepreneur Fall Series taking place from October to mid-November at all 8 Greensboro Library Branches with a cash prize going to 1st place at the final events along with prizes for 2nd and 3rd place.

A series of Economy, Jr. events from mid-September to mid-October is being considered as part of this series so if you’ve got a school, congregation, or youth group in the Greensboro area interested, Contact Us because we may be able to find a sponsor to hold an event for your teens.

3/8 Judges: Triad Local First, VentuRealization, and Deep Roots

The judging panel for our Saturday, March 8th 1-2:30pm Pitch Drill event at Deep Roots has been finalized.  It will consist of:
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Evan Morrison of Gate City Dry Goods representing Triad Local First

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Roger Cubicciotti of VentuRealization

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Joel Landau, former General Manager of Deep Roots Market