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Young Entrepreneur Pitch Challenge
Submission Deadline02/21/2020
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Description

Young Entrepreneur Pitch Challenge is a pitch contest for students in Northeast Ohio in grades K-12. It is a simple set of activities that help kids learn creativity, problem solving, critical thinking, and presentation skills. Pitch Challenge teaches essential workforce readiness skills and helps kids develop a mindset for 21st century careers whether or not they become an entrepreneur. Kids compete in one of three age groups: K-4, 5-8, or 9-12 grade.

ENTERING IS SIMPLE!

  • Think of a business idea. It can be a product, service, social enterprise, or technology business.
  • Create a video of yourself pitching the business idea. Enter as an individual. No team entries in this contest.
  • Keep the camera focused on you for most of the video. We want to see and hear you pitching your idea. We don’t want to see a commercial.
  • Keep your video short, 30-90 seconds is the time frame.
  • Entries will be judged on the CREATIVITY of the idea, business name, and video; the PERSUASIVENESS of the elevator pitch; and the OVERALL QUALITY of the idea, pitch and video.
  • Complete the entry form and upload your video by February 21, 2020..

HELPFUL HINTS

  • Practice is key. We do not want to see you reading from a sheet of paper.
  • Be enthusiastic! Viewers will be more interested in your idea if you are excited about it.
  • If filming on your cell phone, hold your phone horizontally – vertical videos do not look professional.

JUDGING RUBRIC

Click here for the judging rubric

TIMELINE

  • September 12, 2019 – February 21, 2020: Entries Accepted
  • March 12, 2020: Finalists Announced
  • April 6, 2020 – April 10, 2020: Public Voting
  • April 7, 2020: Finalists Recognized at Celebrate Youth Entrepreneurship event
  • April 16, 2020: Winners Announced

PRIZES

FIVE (5) WINNERS FROM EACH AGE GROUP RECEIVE

  • $100 cash
  • Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM Portable Wireless Speaker
  • One month supply of Coca-Cola sparkling beverages (your choice of beverage)
  • $20 Chipotle gift card
  • Idea Journal
  • Trophy

FIFTEEN (15) FINALISTS FROM EACH AGE GROUP RECEIVE

  • $25 cash prize
  • $20 Chipotle gift card
  • Idea Journal
  • Certificate
  • One month supply of Coca-Cola sparkling beverages (your choice in beverage)