On March 19, 2020 from 6-8:00PM at the Langdale College of Business, Pound Hall Auditorium, 13 student entrepreneurs will take the stage to present their business plans before a panel of local leaders of industry and a public audience. The students will be dressed as young professionals and ready to wow the crowd.
The students, representing 11 businesses from the Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!), will have five minutes to pitch their business plans to a panel of local business leaders of the community in “Shark Tank” style. Based on the appeal and merit of the students’ plans and presentations, the panel will determine the amount of funds to allocate to each business.
The judges will also select one business to advance to the Young Entrepreneurs Academy Saunders Scholars Competition, where they will compete with students across the United States for college scholarships.
The pitch event is free and open to the public. Interviews with young entrepreneurs or members of the judging panel can be arranged.
The Investor Panel will be comprised of prominent local businesspeople, including: