Youth Entrepreneurship Pitch Challenge
The Youth Entrepreneurship Pitch Challenge is a fun and exciting youth business idea pitch contest open to all K-12 afterschool students throughout Missouri.
Download this free toolkit to help students in grades K-5, 6-8, or 9-12 prepare a 1-minute video pitch for a new business, product, service or technology idea!
Register and upload student video pitches any time until midnight April 30, 2021. Results and prizes to be awarded at a virtual recognition event May 17, 2021. Here is a detailed registration guide for properly uploading your video.
More about Youth Entrepreneurship
Every student deserves the opportunity to experience entrepreneurship, and students can apply the entrepreneur mindset and skillset to any career path they choose!
Missouri afterschool and summer learning programs are setting K-12 students on a pathway to entrepreneurship to start and run micro-businesses and social ventures today, and imagine possibilities for the future.
MASN combines nationally-recognized curriculum, community-driven programs and Missouri entrepreneurial ecosystem support to empower K-12 students to:
- Explore entrepreneurship and generate and develop their own ideas
- Gain and practice skills as young entrepreneurs
- Connect with peers, entrepreneurs, and support systems in their communities
- Access extended experiences and discover opportunities beyond high school
Resources and opportunities:
Through the Mott Foundation’s youth entrepreneurship grant to MASN, all Missouri afterschool and summer learning programs can access K-12 entrepreneurship curriculum/toolkits, micro-grant funding, professional development, state event opportunities for K-12 students, and program coaching/technical assistance.
Bringing entrepreneurial learning to 400,000 students, 150+ countries, and 50 US states
K-12 Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum
Remote Learning | Business Model Builder | Virtual Non-Competitive Pitch Events
- Receive up to $2,000 to start/expand a youth entrepreneurship program, May-Dec 2021!
- Round 2 Call for Proposals (SPRING 2021, OPENS MAR 1 – APR 30)
- Round 1 grants awarded (FALL 2020)
Youth mentoring, networking, and more!
Missouri entrepreneurial ecosystem supporters
Missouri Dept of Elem & Sec Educ – Extended Learning
Missouri Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)
Missouri Intern Connect
Missouri Apprentice Connect
MU Center for Applied Research & Engagement Systems (CARES)
MU Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
MU ExCEED Program
University of Missouri Entrepreneur Quest Program
If your organization is interested in partnering with MASN to support/expand youth entrepreneurship after school, please contact us.