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2015 30 Day Entrepreneurship Challenge

This year Priory will participate again in the 30 Day Entrepreneurship Challenge. This is the second year that the school will be participating. Please read about the challenge here and if you are interested, fill out the form. Even if you don’t have a billion dollar idea, sign up if you’re interested in learning more about entrepreneurship so you know what to do when your idea finally hits you. Signups will also be contacted after the competition as part of the creation of the entrepreneurship club. 

What is the 30 Day Challenge?

The 30 Day Challenge by Independent Youth and Entrepreneurs' Organization St. Louis is a program where high schools from across St. Louis work to develop an innovative and feasible business that is ready to launch as a high school student at the 30 day mark. With the help of an assigned mentor from Entrepreneurs' Organization (a global network of business owners whose companies do more than $1 million in annual revenues) and community members, students build entrepreneurial mindsets while developing a new business ideas to solve real-world problems. The Challenge concludes with a community event showcasing the top team from each school as they compete in a pitch competition for cash prizes and in-kind business services. 

How does it work?

Participating high schools are paired with a local entrepreneur. This entrepreneur will meet with students in the school 1 hour per week over the course of a month. During this time entrepreneurs guide students through the ideation process and help prepare them for the final pitch. At the beginning of April, all Priory teams will compete to crown a winning idea from the school. That business idea will participate in an event on April 18th for a chance at one of the prizes listed below. 

Who can participate?

Anyone from 7th grade through 12th grade can participate in the challenge as either the owner of an idea or a member of their team. You can go it alone or you can team up with others to improve your chances of winning. Teams are limited to 4 individuals. Even if you don’t have a billion dollar idea, sign up if you’re interested in learning more about entrepreneurship so you know what to do when your idea finally hits you. 

When does The Challenge take place?

  • Thursday, 2/26, 7:45 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.: Kickoff Meeting
  • Monday, 3/2, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.: Teams Meet With Mentors
  • Monday, 3/9, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.: Teams Meet With Mentors

Spring Break March 16 – 20

  • Monday, 3/23, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.: Teams Meet With Mentors
  • Monday, 3/30 @ 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.: Teams Meet With Mentors

Easter Break April 3 – 6

  • Week of April 6 – 10: Crown Priory Winner
  • Saturday, 4/18, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Final Showcase and Pitch Competition (City Museum - The Vault Room)

What do Challenge winners receive?

Challenge winners receive cash prizes and access to valuable entrepreneurial resources. Cash prizes should be split between team members. 

  • 1st Place: $2000 and access to Lab1500 co-working space 
  • 2nd Place: $1000 and access to Lab1500 co-working space 
  • 3rd Place: $500 and access to Lab1500 co-working space 

All winners will also receive ongoing mentorship from Independent Youth to get their business launched. 

How do I register for The Challenge? 

Fill out this form and you will be contacted with additional information. Please note that in order to see the form you must be logged in with Priory student credentials (the same as your NetClassroom ones). You can also sign up on the door to the Technology Office in the Library.

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