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.
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.
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 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.
For 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.
Due 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.
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.
Teams planning their products during Pitch Drill.
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.
Call 336-373-2015 to RSVP or just show up.
The 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.