Young entrepreneurs get ready for annual Community Pitch

Young entrepreneurs get ready for annual Community Pitch
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On March 6, a bunch of the region’s most entrepreneurial young minds will again take to the stage at the annual Young Entrepreneurs Academy of Baton Rouge Community Pitch.

Held at the LSU Business Education Complex, this will be the sixth time the awards have been held. This year, 22 students from 14 different schools will take to the stage to pitch a business idea to a panel of local industry figures.

The students compete for seed money to get their ideas off the ground. Each student needs to file their business with the Louisiana Secretary of State’s office before pitching to the panel.

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy of Baton Rouge is a project-based, after-school program for Baton Rouge area students entering grades 8-12. Its founder and chair, Deborah Sternberg, said the community pitch was a lot of work, though one that paid off.

“It’s very rewarding,” she said. “It’s a lot that we bring the students through in a very short period of time. It’s hard, but if they’re committed they can do it. I think it’s rewarding for them as well.”

This year’s event will be emceed by Clay Young and will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the LSU Business Education Complex.


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