Planning is underway for the May Own a Business, Own Your Future
youth entrepreneur business pitch for cash awards at Lansing Community College (LCC).
We're very excited by student response to this year's entrepreneurship activities and amazed at the ideas our area entrepreneurs are hatching -- including services or businesses that give back to the community.
We expect at least seven seniors from local area high schools to participate in May. Two of the students attended our January Panel and Pitches event and were among those who practiced their pitches for the judges, receiving immediate feedback for both their pitches and the plans they were required to submit ahead of time. (The other students did not pitch because of conflicts with their schedules or lack of time to prepare.)
In the next few weeks, a summary of expectations, business plan guidelines, the evaluation rubric, and criteria for the youth entrepreneurship program fund will be provided to those who have expressed an interest in presenting their business ideas. Prior to the May pitch, participants will complete a brief application and submit their plans. Judges will be able to review the plans before the students pitch for the awards. Time will be allowed for the judges to confer after the pitches and determine who will receive the cash awards.
This award event will take place at LCC's downtown campus. The judges will be local entrepreneurs and/or LCC business faculty.