Fall 2021 PITCH CHALLENGE
Fall 2021 WYOMING YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR PITCH CHALLENGE
The Young Entrepreneur Pitch Challenge Fall 2021 deadline has been extended to Tuesday, December 21, 2021. Entries should be submitted via StartUp Tree: Click here.
WYAA is proud to offer prizes for each age category: 1st Place is $100, 2nd Place is $75, 3rd Place is $50. Entries that address community improvement through a social solution will be considered for the Spirit of Wyoming Award presented by the Frederick and Patricia Supper Foundation.
Young people in Wyoming are courageous, adaptable, persistent, optimistic and empathetic. Help them develop these skills through entrepreneurship!
WYAA invites young people to think of a product, business or social solution that could make a difference to their community or to Wyoming and then enter a 45- to 90-second video to pitch their idea into the contest. Teams are encouraged!
Ultimately, we hope young people across the state will see themselves contributors to the future of their community. Whether or not a young person becomes an entrepreneur, the skills they develop are essential to their becoming self-sufficient, healthy citizens.
A variety of activities, curricula, and video modules are available to help youth serving organizations coach participants along the way. Find the toolkit here. Connect with WYAA to learn about professional development opportunities and to learn from others around the state about how they are growing these skills among young people in their communities, including informational sessions with Wyoming entrepreneurs and one-on-one mentoring. Register your program here.
Review the recommended schedule for engaging participants in the Fall 2021 Pitch Challenge. The WYAA Modules make it easy to explore the entrepreneurial mindset. Participants can walk through the activities and interactive videos on their own or programs, classes, and clubs can use them to craft an engaging syllabus. Find the modules here.
WYEP FALL SEMESTER SCHEDULE
|October 1 – October 13||Module 1: How do you identify the problem?|
|October 15 – October 22||Module 2: What’s your solution?|
|October 22 – November 3||Module 3: Who’s your audience?|
|November 3 – November 12||Module 4: Who’s your competition?|
|November 12 – November 24||Module 5: How will you make money?|
|November 24 – December 3||Module 6: How do you pitch your idea?|
QUICK START GUIDE
WHY ARE PITCH CHALLENGES SO GREAT?
WYAA invites your afterschool program, class, or club to participate in pitch challenges to think of a product, business or social solution that could make a difference to your community or to Wyoming. Learn more in the following video.
Mission: The Wyoming Afterschool Alliance is a statewide network working to create the conditions for young people to reach their full potential. We are a priority fund of the Wyoming Community Foundation.
WYOMING AFTERSCHOOL ALLIANCE
1472 N. 5th Street, Suite 201
Laramie, WY 82072