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THE WETATi 2017-2018 ENTREPRENEURSHIP COMPETITIONS
WETATi Center 4 Creative Thinking, Leadership and Entrepreneurship (WC4CTLE)
A Division of
We’re Empowered To Achieve The impossible (WETATi)
in partnership with
WETATi Next Generation, Nyumburu Cultural Center
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Baltimore Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Universities at Shady Grove's Economic Development Center
TEDCO (Maryland Technology Development Corp.)
"WETATi is an asset to the entrepreneurship ecosystem."
John Zuknick, MBA
Director, Economic Development & Workforce Initiatives
The Universities at Shady Grove (USG)
GOT A WINNING BUSINESS IDEA?
Calling All Innovators and Entrepreneurs!
ONLY "Lean Business Canvas Models" (New business IDEAS only) are eligible to compete!
We have “ANGEL INVESTORS” seeking to invest in
TECHNOLOGY DRIVEN BUSINESS IDEAS!
6 points of BENEFITS +
- Seed funding for startup (Grants)
- Mentorship from the WETATi center
- Capacity building with strategic partners
- Access to capital (Connections to banks; loans, resources )
- Access to angel investors
- Business plan training: Preparing contestants on how to prepare to PITCH THEIR BUSINESS IDEAS for success before the judges on April 6, 2018; by one of our 2018 competition judges, Janice Walker, Small Business Specialist, Maryland Department of Commerce, State of Maryland. Training dates to be announced!
The 2017-2018 WETATi Annual Entrepreneurship
Empowerment Competitions are Now Open!
“Creating ECONOMIC EDUCATION & EMPOWERMENT through ENTREPRENEURSHIP”
On All 4 WC4CTLE Club Levels
(Next Generation and Millennial are considered one level together for registration purposes for this competition ONLY. You MUST register on the appropriate level as outlined according to the stipulations to be considered for the competition.)
(You MUST be a member of the WC4CTLE Club to enter the competition)
I AM WETATi!
OPEN CALL FOR 2017-2018 ENTRIES
Junior Entrepreneurship-STEM (E-STEM) Business Idea Pitch Competition (application) , and
Next Generation Plus Entrepreneurship Business Idea Pitch Competition (join WC4CTLE)
Final Date for Submissions – February 28, 2018 at 11:59 PM
SEALED results Grants/Awards will be presented
Saturday, April 7th, 2018 at the WETATi CONVENTION & GALA,
University of Maryland College Park
Calling All Innovators and Student** Entrepreneurs!
Junior Entrepreneurship-STEM (E-STEM) Business Idea Pitch Competition (6th grade through 12th grade). Only "Lean Business Canvas Model" accepted… i.e., only new business ideas accepted; existing businesses are not eligible to apply! [Applicants in this category should not have to pay to join the WC4CTLE Club. Name of school and grade level must be provided.]
- Next Generation Plus* Entrepreneurship Business Idea Pitch Competition (Next Generation, millennials and others). Only "Lean Business Canvas Model" accepted… i.e., only new business ideas accepted; existing businesses are not eligible to apply! [Applicants in this category must join the WC4CTLE CLub and pay a membership fee in order to participate. Students with proof of ID do not need to pay to join the WC4CTLE Club.]
The entrepreneurship competition platform is predicated on two choices per contestant:
A) Develop a business IDEA Pitch plan based on a small or fortune 500 companies; or
B) Develop a business IDEA Pitch plan conceived and developed by the contestant.
Do you have an idea inside of you but don’t know how to birth it?
Do you have a business idea and would like to have an opportunity to get grant money to start it?
Tired of your 9 to 5, have bills/student loans to pay but want to be an entrepreneur? Or have you been stuck working at a job you strongly dislike for years and looking for an opportunity to start your own business?
Select any small or Fortune 500 company such as Walmart, Target, Samsung, AT&T, Apple, Star Bucks, Comcast, T-Mobile, etc., and develop and write a business plan that would improve the company’s people, brand, technology, customer service, products, community development, real estate and the like… The student** will design a business plan tailored to his or her selected company, in order to address a problem that company has, including solutions to solve that problem.
Are you someone who prefers to work for someone else but wants to learn more about business, how to add more value and equity to your employer and yourself?
Are you a millennial looking to start your own business in need of money business and savviness?
- Would you like to get a grant/funding to develop your business idea?
** For the purpose of this competition, a student is defined as an individual from 11 to 65 years old with great DESIRE, IDEAS, and CAPACITY to learn!
THEN….this competition is for you!!!
Only serious and entrepreneurial minded people need apply.
Must be willing to participate in your own financial rescue!
You MUST be a member of the WC4CTLE Club to enter the competition! (competition details…)
The WETATi Center for Creative Thinking, Leadership and Entrepreneurship (WC4CTLE) is located at, and in partnership with, Nyumburu Cultural Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD. Our target market includes youths, next generation, millennials, and women of African American, African, and Hispanic descent; Veterans and other underrepresented groups guided by diversity of board members and staff. We do not discriminate based on religion, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation. WETATi’s goal is to provide Entrepreneurship-STEM (E-STEM) and Cyber Security education; Disruptive Innovative thinking through Business Idea Pitch Competitions; and business leadership skills. We equip and empower our target market toward creating their own financial freedom through practical entrepreneurial education and training. The outcome would be setting in motion the development of changing the narrative of job seeking to job creating.
WC4CTLE Club (competition details…) has 4* levels of memberships. Please review the levels and choose the one that most fits you. * (Next Generation and Millennials are considered one level together for purposes of this competition. You MUST register on the appropriate level as outlined, according to the stipulations of that level, to be considered for the competition.)
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