Youngsters and budding entrepreneurs who have successfully launched businesses, preferably with websites, Etsy pages, or other business resources, as well as kids who are using their talents to raise funds and/or awareness for good causes.
A handful of applicants will be selected to participate. Winners will be announced via email and The Wynwood Yard's social media platforms.
The Wynwood Yard is hosting a unique and inspiring event that puts a much-deserved spotlight on our youngest talent in Miami, Young Entrepreneurs Day at The Yard: Second Edition support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, on Saturday, January 26, from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Young Entrepreneurs Day at The Yard offers talented kids and teens the opportunity to show us their business chops, share their ideas and motivate our community with their infectious determination, while networking and making connections with other like-minded kids as well as individuals and organizations who support entrepreneurship.
The event is open to the public with family-friendly pop-ups, delicious eats from the food concepts at The Wynwood Yard and other surprises.
Tickets are $5 and are available at http://bit.ly/youngentrpreneurs19
Children under 10 are free
Each participating young entrepreneur will receive 20 complimentary tickets to give away to family, friends or on social media.
*****YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS CAN PITCH THEIR CONCEPT FOR A CHANCE TO WIN UP TO $1500*****
Participating young entrepreneurs can also choose to pitch their creative business concepts to a panel of visionary businesses leaders during the event with the chance to land cash prizes of up to $1500 from the Judge’s Pick Award and People’s Choice Award!
Eight presenters will be carefully selected from the pool of applicants for the Young Entrepreneurs Pitch portion of the event. Pitching is also open to youth who are not showcasing at the event, but who are attending and would like to present their business idea, model, or plan.
--- Presenters should be prepared with a 5 minute presentation for the judges that adequately describes the mission and vision of their business, the financial overview and structure, as well as their future business goals. --- This should include projections and business plans. --- Pitch participants should be prepared to tell the judges exactly what they will use the $1500 cash award for to take their business to the next level.--- Pitch presentations can include powerpoint or short video (please provide your own laptop or ipad to present), posters, documents, presentation materials of your choice. --- Preparing a “1 pager” with the most pertinent information to give to the judges is also a good idea.
All ticketed guests will receive a ticket to vote for the business that they feel is the best choice to win a cash prize by popular vote. The prize for popular vote is separate from the judge’s choice.
Please answer yes or no to the Young Entrepreneurs Pitch participation question below and we will email you more information.