Young Entrepreneur Pitch Challenge (2020-21)
02/22/2021
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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, 2021.

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

  • October 17, 2020 – February 22, 2021: Entries Accepted
  • March 11, 2021: Finalists Announced
  • April 12, 2021 – April 16, 2021: Public Voting
  • April 19, 2021: Winners Announced

PRIZES

FIVE (5) WINNERS FROM EACH AGE GROUP RECEIVE

  • $40 e-gift card
  • Hydro-flask
  • Month supply of Coca-Cola product
  • Entrepreneurial board game
  • Personalized Trophy

FIFTEEN (15) FINALISTS FROM EACH AGE GROUP RECEIVE

  • $40 e-gift card