November 19, 2015 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Advanced Technology Center | 1800 College Crescent - Virginia Beach, VA 23453
FREE and OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC - Come By + Interact + Invest in Student Companies
More than 20 student companies from nine Virginia Beach high schools compete for real startup funding from real investors. This is the marquee event in authentic entrepreneurial experiences for youth, featuring an exciting lineup of activities:
A surprise VIP from the Hampton Roads business community will speak about how entrepreneurship launches futures.
Pitch and Catch Fire
Student companies get three minutes in the crucible of the Spark Tank to pitch their concepts to local business luminaries to vie for critical grant funding to spark their businesses.
Work the Floor
Students network and hustle - convention-style - to solicit real investments to kindle their startups and impress guest entrepreneur judges.
Our distinguished judges discuss the ins and outs of what it takes to make a venture soar.
NEW AND NEXT
Inspiring Student Success
Junior Achievement (JA) empowers young people to own their economic success. Our volunteer-delivered, K-12 programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire kids to dream big and reach their potential.
Enhancing Communities in Hampton Roads
Through an innovative partnership between the business community, educators and volunteers, Junior Achievement of Greater Hampton Roads helps over 13,000 young people connect with relevant learning and the importance of staying in school. JA inspires students to develop competitive skills and confidence. Their success bolsters the local workforce and contributes to economic growth.