JA “Be Entrepreneurial
“Student Pitch Event”
NOVEMBER 18, 2014
Cost to Attend: FREE, donations for JA programs accepted.Program Overview
This is an innovative youth entrepreneurial program teaching high school students entrepreneurial skills sets. In the program, students will “learn by doing” and will practice entrepreneurial thinking, planning and decision-making, create and prepare business plans and deliver pitch presentations through various methods, to a highly qualified panel of “shark investors”. Student Teams will pitch their entrepreneurial business idea to panel of “investors” who can invest up to $20,000.00 “pretend investment” (no actual money invested) in the idea. Team pitches, chosen in a random order, will consist of a Powerpoint presentation, a :30 second commercial video and a 5 min Live team Pitch.
We acknowledge these project partners:
Baton Rouge Area Chamber
BREW (Baton Rouge Entrepreneur Week) Committee
J’Michael Francois – Program Director Cumulus Media
Rhaoul Guillaime, GOTECH
Orhan McMillan – CEO DezignsINTERACTIVE
Adam Knapp, BRAC
Sam Herpin- Haley, Remson, Herpin Architects
Jared Loftus- College District
James Baker-President/CEO TOPCOR Companies
Layne McDaniel, Noesis Data
Skip Sharrer- ShareVista
Drew Patty- McGlinchey Stafford, Pllc
Lorin Crenshaw-Albemarle Corporation
Jared Soileau, LSU Professor, College of Business
Anya Glusman, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers
WHAT IS CONNECTING TO SUCCESS?
Connecting to Success will engage high school students with the experience, look and feel of a professional business conference. Connecting to Success teaches students skills they will need to be better prepared to join the workforce after high school, to pursue advanced training in technical skills areas, or to attend college. Connecting to Success will reach 60 tenth and eleventh grade students in a day-long event.
WHAT DO THEY LEARN? Connecting to Success uses Junior Achievement’s Career Skills program for young adults. Students use role playing, case studies, group discussion and individual assessment to build workplace professionalism, and the ability to influence others as responsible, professional adults. Students undergo individual interpersonal skills and career development assessment. ExxonMobil volunteers help students explore the endless possibilities and opportunities within STEM sectors.
Concepts Attitude • Building rapport • Business • Careers • Choices • Citizenship • Communication • Ethics • Innovation • Interpersonal skills • Interviews • Job application • Leadership • Opportunity costs • Resumes • Skills portfolio • Teamwork