Frisco ISD Middle and High School Students Pitch to Local Investors
Students in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, YEA!, will present their business ventures and social movements to an investment panel at the Frisco ISD Administration Building on Thursday, March 27 beginning at 6 p.m. Twenty-three students, ages 11 to 18, will pitch their business plans to prominent local member of the business community; and based on the appeal and merit of the plan, local companies and organizations will determine the amount of funds to allocate to each. The event is open to the public.
Companies and organizations currently represented on this year’s investment panel include Jack & Jill America, Inc.; Code Authority; GENBAND; Texas Legends; SG Advisory Services; Frisco Economic Development Corporation; and Frisco Independent School District. Opportunities to join the panel are still available; for more information, contact the Frisco Chamber of Commerce at (972) 335-9522.
YEA! is a groundbreaking educational program that takes students in grades six through twelve through the process of starting and running real businesses over the course of a full academic year. Students work in close cooperation with local leaders of industry, community members and educators to develop ideas and objectives, write business plans, pitch potential investors, obtain funding, register with governmental agencies, develop brand identity and much more. By the end of the class, students own and operate fully functioning businesses that can be carried on after graduation.
The reception starts at 5:30 p.m., with the program beginning sharply at 6 p.m. To attend, please rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org by end of business March 25.