For the past weeks, Club teens have worked with professionals in a variety of industries to develop their product proposals, business plans, marketing strategies and ultimately, present their final business ideas to a group of real investors. Four groups of teens embarked in this entrepreneurial-themed competition back in January as part of the Workforce Development Program at BGCAA that finalized on May 26th at Home Club. The grand finale brought investors from key companies such as Apple, TaskUs, American Campus Communities, Capital Printing, among others. Club members pitched their business ideas, justified their business models, and impressed the investors with their passion and keen eye for business.
The first-place winners were Club Members Darrel, Jarrell and Adrian for their product Flame Box, an eco-friendly trash incinerator powered by solar energy, designed to reduce waste. The group was awarded $5,000 to kick-off their business and will continue their journey to entrepreneurship with the mentorship and support of the investors.
Thank you to our partners, the Taco Bell Foundation and Bank of America Charitable Foundation, for allowing us to continue empowering tomorrow’s leaders at Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area!