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4/11: ReBuildUp @ Elon University School of Law’s Leadership Academy


Thank you to Elon University’s School of Law for allowing ReBuildUp to lead the Leadership Academy session on growing small business and entrepreneurship.

The Saturday, April 11th, 2015 day long event at Elon University’s Downtown Greensboro campus featured undergrad college leaders from six area colleges going over issues facing Greensboro to provide their own fresh ideas.  The annual Leadership Academy is part of Elon’s Leadership Fellows Program.

6/8: ReBuildUp Course @ DCCC

Crest-RC-DCCC-300-NewPRIVATE EVENT – The first ReBuildUp Course of the summer is set for Monday, June 8th at the College of Davidson and Davies Counties (DCCC).  This will be part of the week long Business Cents Camp held on campus for students from three area high schools.

Again, this is a private event not open to the public.  Contact us if you’re interested in a free open to the public ReBuildUp Course in your area.

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!

10/14 Teen Entrepreneur @ Central Library Sponsored by Summit Credit Union

rebuildup_CRESTS-Central-GSOfalli-TE-300PUBLIC (FREE) EVENT – The Teen Entrepreneur Fall Series rolls on to Central Library in Downtown Greensboro on Tuesday, October 14th 6-8pm.

Sponsored by Summit Credit Union, players of this Series are eligible to compete for $300 and other prizes in the November 18th PitchPocalypse.  Come out and play our Pitch Drill and Cashless Incubator games at Central Library
to learn more.  Call 336-373-2471 to RSVP

PICTURES: 10/7 Teen Entrepreneur @ Glenwood Library Sponsored by Summit Credit Union

Congratulations to Team 1 of our Pitch Drill game.  Thanks again to event sponsor Summit Credit Union.

Next up for the Series is Central Library on Tuesday, October 14th 6-8pm.  Call 336-373-2471 to RSVP

TE-Glenwood-Pic-1 Teen Entrepreneur Fall Series poster at Glenwood Library

TE-Glenwood-Pic-2Team 2 listens to Pitch Drill judges.

10/7 N&R Game Headline: Underage Drinking

News & Record
reporter Marquita Brown’s story “New campaign to battle underage drinking” will be the problem to solve for today’s Cashless Incubator as part of the Teen Entrepreneur Fall Series at Glenwood Library from 6-8pm.

Click Here to learn more about the Teen Entrepreneur Fall Series.

10/7 Teen Entrepreneur @ Glenwood Library Sponsored by Summit Credit Union

rebuildup_CRESTS-Glenwood-GSOfalli-TE-300PUBLIC (FREE) EVENT – It’s time for the first event of the Teen Entrepreneur Fall Series starting at Glenwood Library
on Tuesday, October 7th 6-8pm sponsored by Summit Credit Union.

Both Pitch Drill and Cashless Incubator games will be played free for area teens.  You can Call 336-297-5000 to RSVP, or just show up.

And remember, participation qualifies you to compete for $300 and other prizes in the November 18th PitchPocalypse startup pitching contest.


VIDEO: Teen Entrepreneur Series @ Greensboro Library sponsored by Summit Credit Union

This event has been postponed until February 2015.
Click Here for Details

We are excited to announce the follow up to our successful Economic Literacy Summer Series at Greensboro Public Library with the Teen Entrepreneur Fall Series sponsored by Summit Credit Union.
Here are the events dates:

Tuesday, Oct. 7th
Teen Entrepreneur
Glenwood Library
Greensboro, NC
Call 336-297-5000 to RSVP

Tuesday, Oct. 14th
Teen Entrepreneur
Central Library
Greensboro, NC
Call 336-373-2471 to RSVP

Thursday, Oct. 16th
Teen Entrepreneur
Benjamin Library
Greensboro, NC
Call 336-373-7540 to RSVP

Tuesday, Oct. 21st
Teen Entrepreneur
McNairy Library
Greensboro, NC
Call 336-373-2015 to RSVP

Thursday, Oct. 23rd
Teen Entrepreneur
Vance Chavis Library
Greensboro, NC
Call 336-373-5838 to RSVP

Tuesday, Oct. 28th
Teen Entrepreneur
Hemphill Library
Greensboro, NC
Call 336-373-2925 to RSVP

Thursday, Oct. 30th
Teen Entrepreneur
McGirt-Horton Library
Greensboro, NC
Call 336-373-5810 to RSVP

Tuesday, Nov. 4th
Teen Entrepreneur
Kathleen Clay Library
Greensboro, NC
Call 336-373-2923 to RSVP

Tuesday, Nov. 18th
[Postponed to February 2015]
Central Library
Downtown Greensboro, NC
(Players Chosen from Participants of Teen Entrepreneur Events)

This series is different in two big ways:
TE-Logo-3001) Each Teen Entrepreneur event consists of our Pitch Drill and Cashless Incubator games held back to back per event to help players learn in a fun environment the basics of developing a business plan, presenting it, developing product ideas, market testing those ideas, and how to trade their skills for resources with little or no money.  The Cashless Incubator game will be using headlines from the News & Record to come up with product ideas.
PP-Logo-New-3002) After completing a Teen Entrepreneur event, players have the opportunity to submit their own teen business idea to compete with seven others at our November 18th PitchPocalypse contest with $300 going to the winning startup along with great prizes for 2nd and 3rd place winners.  Details provided on the entry form available to players of our Teen Entrepreneur Events.

The PitchPocalypse will have judges from the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, Summit Credit Union, and UNCG’s North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center for the November 18th event at the Greensboro Public Library Central BranchShift, the Nussbaum Center’s Entrepreneur Group, is helping organize each of these events.

We’re still looking for judges with business backgrounds for some of our Teen Entrepreneur events so if you’re interested, please Contact Us with which events work best for your schedule.

VIDEO: Cashless Incubator

The Cashless Incubator is a skills for resources trading game.  It also teaches about contracts, market testing ideas, and investing.

The Cashless Incubator is one of the two games along with Pitch Drill that will be played at our upcoming Teen Entrepreneur Fall Series events starting Tuesday, October 7th at Greensboro Public Library branches sponsored by Summit Credit Union.