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BGCAA Club Teens present their business ideas during the first ever Fast Pitch event at Home Club

by | May 28, 2021 | Club Updates

 

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.

 

Check out the event photos HERE or watch the livestream on our YouTube channel!

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