Biz Kidz Business Pitch Competition
Calling Young Entrepreneurs (Ages 8-21) Win $500 Scholarships, Startup Cash, Laptops & More
About Biz Kidz Academy
Founded by Dr. Marlene Jackson and daughter, Ashley Jackson, Biz Kidz Academy is a Christian-focused non-profit 501 (c) organization developed to empower kidpreneurs (Ages 8-18).
Biz Kidz Academy is engages young entrepreneurs in real-world business experiences, events and activities. Our mission is to inspire business-minded kids to creatively embrace their entrepreneurial spirit, lead confidently, think critically, and be financially responsible. Our goal is to empower young entrepreneurs with the guidance, resources, and tools required to be confident and self-assured decision makers.
Business Pitch Competition
Video Submission Deadline:
Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020
Business Competition Entry Fee:
($60.00 After July 30, 2020)
Biz Kidz Academy’s Business Pitch Competition is sponsored to encourage young entrepreneurs to launch and grow their business idea. Young entrepreneurs will identify with a social issue/problem, create a solution and connect it to their business in a 4 - 5 - minute presentation.
The competition Is open to elementary, middle, and high school students. Kids and teens will compete with other entrepreneurs within their age and grade categories. First, second and third place prizes will be awarded to entrepreneurs in elementary, middle, and high school age categories.
Video Submission Guidelines:
Business pitch submissions must be presented in MP4 audio/video format. 4-5-minute videos may incorporate still images, illustrations, animations, presentation slides, and text, and other creative business expressions. Video submissions will be housed as promotional videos at a later date on the Biz Kidz Academy website and social media platforms.
Young entrepreneurs are required to submit a 4- 5-minute engaging video presentation that tells a story about their business. The winners will be chosen by a panel of judges.
Competitors will be judged on their ability to clearly and confidentially articulate responses to the following:
I. Business Description
Identify a social issue, need, or problem that currently exist in the school system, community, or world. Describe how the business products and/or services present a solution for the issue or problem. Be sure to include WHY you chose the social issue
Social issues include but are not limited to:
• Drug/Alcohol Usage
• Gender Inequality
• Gun violence
• Language Barriers
• Mental Health
• Peer pressure
• Police Brutality
• Racial Discrimination
• Video Game Violence
III. Money Management
Frances Barber Scholarship
(For High School College Bound Entrepreneurs)
Honoring the loving memory of an extraordinary mother and grandmother, Biz Kidz Academy is proud to announce its’ 2020 $500.00 Frances Barber Educational Scholarship. In conjunction with the 4-5-minute business pitch, competing high school entrepreneurs are required to compose a creatively written 500-word essay that further identifies a current social issue and solution to the issue or problem.
Call for Scholarship Sponsors
While the majority of our foundation’s funding for educational scholarships currently comes directly out-of-pocket, our dream is to raise enough capital to continue to provide kidpreneur's with scholarships year round. We’re reaching out to sponsors to help us to raise enough capital to continue to provide financial support to kidpreneurs who seek higher education. Please contact Dr. Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org and discover how you can help us raise donations to continue to empower our young entrepreneurs.
High School – College Transition Program
Biz Kidz Academy High School – College Transition Program is a business-building platform created to build partnerships with higher learning institutions. The objective of the program is to provide college-level entrepreneurs with an additional resource tool to utilize with existing college business resources. College students will participate in individual and team building entrepreneurial projects as they gain valuable real-world lifelong learning skills including, goal setting, problem solving. Visit our website for more information.
Biz Kidz In-Flight Program
We are excited about expansion into Atlanta and Canada. In partnership with Atlanta's Recreation and Parks, Futon Library Systems, Radio, and TV stations, a workshop series was offered to kidpreneurs throughout Atlanta. A special thank you to Tracy Lewis and Dena Patrice for coordinating the Biz Kidz Atlanta Chapter.
In conjunction with The Niagara Falls Public Library, Biz Kidz Academy sponsored a one-day on Saturday, May 18, 2019. During the series, kids and teens developed vision boards, business plans, marketing brands, websites, and business budgets. A special award ceremony was celebrated as Niagara Falls Mayor Diodati presented Canada's Biz Kidz with a Workshop Certificate of Completion.
Biz Kidz Academy is excited to offer aspiring young entrepreneurs throughout the world with an opportunity to launch and grow their business ideas. We look forwarded to expanding to additional regions around the world throughout the next years.