A High School Entrepreneurship Pitch Competition


The Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship is challenging high school 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.


Welcome to the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship — the nation’s first independent and degree-granting school of entrepreneurship. We redefine what it means to be an entrepreneur through our 21st-century curriculum. We teach entrepreneurship as a habit of mind that you will learn to apply throughout your career and your life.

The Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship educates students to become leaders in the innovation economy.  Our students graduate with the knowledge, skills, self-reliance and resilience that empower them to create, develop and deliver solutions to real-world problems. They are prepared to be ‘entrepreneurs’ in a wide array of contexts:  as an innovative member of an established company, in a start-up of their own, or in a small or growing business.

Our school has pioneered an approach to entrepreneurship education that purposely focuses its curriculum on the development of an entrepreneurial mindset — an innovative approach to both thinking and doing in life, career and profession.


December 9th, 2019
3:30 P.M.

Drexel University Behrakis Hall
3210 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104


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