Special thanks to Greensboro Municipal Federal Credit Union for donating 4 decks each of our entrepreneur card game Million Dollar Idea to the business classes of seven area Guilford County Schools with a total of 28 decks donated.
Heather Pendrak, a local high school teacher, won first place in ReBuildUp, LLC’s “PitchPocalypse” 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.
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.
Second 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’s “Startup 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.
Big thanks to all of the volunteers and sponsors in 2014 who helped make our 32 ReBuildUp events for approximately 500 participants possible. Special nod to sponsors Summit Credit Union and Greensboro Municipal Credit Union who sponsored several events throughout the year. Greensboro Public Library was also a major help by hosting 17 of these 32 events. Click Here for details and pictures of each event.
So again, much appreciation and looking forward to making an impact in 2015!
PRIVATE EVENT – On Tuesday, November 25th, Economy, Jr. will be held for over 300 Career Tech Students(!) at Grimsley High School. This all day event will have TEN TIMES the number of players compared to previous single day Economy, Jr. events. Volunteers are being organized in part by Grimsley PTA with Summit Credit Union as the event sponsor.
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.
We completed the Teen Entrepreneur Fall Series with our final event at Kathleen Clay Library sponsored by Summit Credit Union. Here’s some of the action:
Players going over the rules of Pitch Drill with the judges.
All four teams making their idea pitch. Team #2 came out on top at the end.
Everyone in the middle of the Cashless Incubator game. Finalist #2 won with their impressive investor pitch.
With the Teen Entrepreneur Fall Series wrapped up, it’s time for players to mail in their entries by the Monday, November 10th deadline for the $300 PitchPocalypse pitching contest on Tuesday, November 18th 6-8pm at Central Library in Downtown Greensboro.
PUBLIC (FREE) EVENT – The final event of the Teen Entrepreneur Fall Series will take place this Tuesday, November 4th 6-8pm at Kathleen Clay Library. Sponsored by Summit Credit Union, both the Pitch Drill and Cashless Incubator games will be filmed for a news story so teens are invited to come out even if they’ve played before to ensure a good crowd. Call 336-373-2923 to RSVP or just show up.