The 17 archdiocesan Catholic high schools in the Greater Philadelphia area are challenging students to reach for new heights, develop an idea for a business (profit or not for profit), then pitch to a panel of judges. Each high school will hold individual pitch competitions for its student entrepreneurs. Throughout competition preparation and execution, students will gain skills such as recognizing needs, developing opportunities and moving ideas forward - all crucial skills that students can apply to any field they pursue.
The winning teams/individuals from each school have the opportunity to compete for a $2,500 cash prize in a final competition hosted by the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship at Drexel University.
Drexel University's Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship is the nation's first freestanding school of entrepreneurship to offer degrees. The Close School has pioneered an approach to entrepreneurship education by teaching students to be entrepreneurial thinkers and doers and taking charge of their careers. Students are empowered to express innovative thinking through experiential programs and courses. The Close School is also home to the Laurence A. Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship, a successful catalyst and incubator for student business ideas and companies.
MAY 13th, 2019
Drexel University Behrakis Hall
3210 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104