$7,500 to support the “Own a Business, Own Your Future: So You Want to be an Entrepreneur” program which exposes 200 high school students ages 16-18 to entrepreneurship through field trips and workshops designed to provide tools to write and present a business plan for competition. A subsequent award celebration for participants and those who launch businesses will follow.
Posted By Toni Glasscoe,
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
The Office of K-12 Initiatives and Career Preparation is
planning an event for Friday, October 8, from 3:30 to 7:00 in room 134 of the
Gannon Building on the downtown campus of Lansing Community College (LCC).
Anyone in Ingham, Eaton, or Clinton counties who received a
high school diploma in 2010 and are currently operating a business can apply to
pitch for $1000 cash awards to support their endeavor.
Young entrepreneurs interested in pitching will submit an
application and a copy of their business plans by the end of September. A panel
of judges made up of local entrepreneurs and LCC business faculty will review
the plans prior to the event. On the 8th, the judges will
provide feedback immediately following each student’s pitch.The judges will confer, and winners of
the $1000 cash awards will be announced.