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2015 enTEENpreneur - A Teen Shark Tank Challenge


March 10, 2015

(Snow date March 13)

9:30am-1:30pm

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What is the enTEENpreneur challenge?

The enTEENpreneur challenge is, essentially, a pitch contest similar in format to Shark Tank, a reality TV show about entrepreneurship. JAWM has various sponsoring organizations that provide members of the judging panel, and students have 2 minutes to convince the panel to fund their company. The judging panel determines 1st, 2nd and 3rd place by numerical score based on the rubric that can also be found in this packet and among the email attachments. The top three teams will receive cash prizes in the following amounts:

  • 1st place wins $500 ($100 per person, assuming a team of 5 students)
  • 2nd place wins $350 ($75 per person, assuming a team of 5 students)
  • 3rd place wins $250 ($50 per person, assuming a team of 5 students)

Though students do not need a ready-for-sale product to participate in the challenge, those students who opt to create a product are eligible for extra awards. Each student on a Team awarded for the Best Trade Booth or Most Innovative Product will receive a personal trophy to commend their achievement. In addition, the winning Student Teams that have a ready-for-sale product to showcase will be eligible to submit their plan to the JA USA National Student Leadership Summit slated to take place in Washington DC in mid-June of 2015. Fifteen finalists from around the country will be selected to attend the Summit. If a Western Massachusetts Student Team is selected for the Summit, JAWM will help prepare the team for competition. 

GET INVOLVED TODAY!

Trade Show Sponsor $5,000 (1 Available) 

  • One of the five positions on the judging panel.
  • Opening remarks before the open-to-the-public trade show
  • Large Company logo on t-shirts
  • Company logo printed on all marketing and signage
  • Company Sign at Trade Fair
  • Inclusion in press release
  • Recognition in all media coverage
  • Full page ad in printed event program

Pitch Camp Sponsor $5,000 (1 Available)

  • One of the five positions on the judging panel
  • Large Company Logo on t-shirt
  • Company logo on all marketing and signage
  • Company signage at event
  • Inclusion in press release
  • Recognition in all media coverage
  • Full page ad in printed event programs.

Award Sponsor  $5,000 (1 Available)

  • One of the five positions on the judging panel.
  • Remarks before Awards Presentation
  • Present Awards to the winners
  • Sponsorship of the prize money
  • Large Company Logo on t-shirts
  • Company logo on all marketing and signage
  • Inclusion in press release
  • Recognition in all media coverage
  • Full page ad in printed event program.

 

Venture Sponsor $1,000 (10 Available)

  • Sponsorship of Student Company Program  Team which could have the opportunity to continue to the JA USA Student Leadership Conference
  • Company logo on t-shirt
  • Company logo on all marketing and signage
  • Company logo in printed event program

 

Seed Sponsor $500  (20 Available)

  • Sponsorship of Student Team with an idea only pitch.
  • Recognition in printed event program
  • Inclusion in post-event press release

Student Sponsor $100 (100 Available)

  • Lottery chance randomly attached to a student competitor.
  • If the student competitor is on the winning team the sponsoring individual/company gets included in ½ page ad in The Republican following the event. 


Call (413) 747-7670 or email jconnolly@jawm.org to learn more about how to get involved!