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MEDIA: PitchPocalypse Winner in the Jamestown News

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First place winner of May 2015’s PitchPocalypse business plan contest, Heather Pendrack, was the subject of a full article in the Jamestown News for her 3D scanning startup Pendragon 3D Arts, LLC
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Here’s an excerpt:

Technology is taking Heather Pendrak from 3D modeling with clay to creating 3D replicas with a computer. The Ragsdale game art and design teacher recently won first place in ReBuildUp, LLC’s PitchPocalypse business plan contest that will help her take her idea for a 3D scanning company, Pendragon 3D Arts, several steps closer to reality... ‘Winning the contest has created interest from students in starting a business.'”

Media-Jamestownnews-p3da-400Click here or the article image to read the full story in the Jamestown News about Pendragon 3D Arts.

STF Class of 8/15: Web Presence

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Pendragon 3D Arts, LLC was the first place winner of May’s PitchPocalypse business plan contest for their 3D scanning startup.  They’ve now enrolled in our 3 month Startup Test Flight class that graduates in August after completing all the assigned projects.

The first project was to build their startup’s web presence.  Pendragon 3D Arts, LLC already had a website setup so the assignment was to build a blog and social media sites.

Take a minute and check out their blog and social sites to like, follow, share, and comment on the ones you like.

Pendragon3d-arts.weebly.com

facebook.com/pendragon3Darts

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twitter.com/pendragon3d

instagram.com/pendragon3d_arts

If you’re interested in joining the Startup Test Flight class, we will have another PitchPocalypse business plan contest for teens and adults with qualifying events this summer in Greensboro.
Details coming soon.

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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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.

3/14: ReBuildUp Course @ Co//ab sponsored by Michael Robinson Accounting

Crest-RC-Collab-1-300PUBLIC (FREE REGISTRATION) EVENT – We’re happy to announce the next ReBuildUp Course (Economy, Jr., Million Dollar Idea, Pitch Drill, and Cashless Incubator) will be held at the Co//ab in Downtown Greensboro on Saturday, March 14th 1-5pm.  The Co//ab (pronounced “Co-Lab”) is the new collaborative coworking space for Triad entrepreneurs.

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Event ImageThis ReBuildUp Course sponsored by Michael Robinson Accounting will also serve as the qualifying event for the March 15th, 2:30-5:00pm PitchPocalypse business plan pitching contest held the next day at the Greensboro Central Library also in Downtown Greensboro.

If you’re 13-19 years old or want to enroll your teen to participate in both events, fill out this form to reserve your spot:
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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.

Happy 1st Birthday ReBuildUp!

YEAR1-70-485Today, March 1st, is ReBuildUp’s 1 Year Anniversary.  In a year we’ve developed four great games played in over 37 events for over 500 participants.  Thanks to all our sponsors and volunteers who’ve helped get us this far.

Our goal for the coming year is to use our Startup Program to help launch first time entrepreneurs in a way that allows them to test drive the small business experience while minimizing their risks in the process.

Help us celebrate our Year 1 Birthday by telling an aspiring entrepreneur about our site!