Spark Teen Accelerator Challenge

Ages:High School

Types:Submission, Presentation

Categories:Business, Entrepreneurship

Scope:International

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

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The Spark Teen Accelerator Challenge is not just an entrepreneurship competition – it’s the application process for the Spark Teen Accelerator, where companies are forged in flame. This program is not about rewarding smart business ideas with prize money, we’re about making those ideas actually happen through return-free investment. The program is looking for companies that are ready to put in the hard work to launch and grow their company.

  • Round 1: Pitch – Submit a five-minute pitch to its online portal. The top teams from its live pitch fest events held earlier this year will also advance to the next stage
  • Round 2: Business Proposal – Teams that have qualified for Round 2 submit a three-page business proposal and a one-page budget plan. While the pitch was more focused on storytelling, the business proposal gets into the nitty-gritty
  • Finalists: Fireside Chat-Finalist teams have a casual twenty-minute virtual conversation with an experienced entrepreneur, who will choose the top teams to receive the award

Spark Teen Accelerator Award

Team Award.

Aside from winning thousands of dollars in return-free investment, the first and second place teams will be given the choice to join the Spark Teen Accelerator, a startup accelerator where they will receive one-on-one mentorship from experienced entrepreneurs and receive additional support from Spark Teen Prizes

  • 1st Place: $6,000 + In Return-Free Investment + Access to the Accelerator
  • 2nd Place: $2,500 + In Return-Free Investment + Access to the Accelerator
  • 3rd Place: $1,500 + In Return-Free Investment
  • Sustainability Prize: $5,000 + In Return-Free Investment + Access to the Accelerator

Website: https://www.sparkteen.org/

Managing Organization: Spark Teen

Contact:

kyler@sparkteen.org

Entry Fee: $

Eligibility:
High school students that have an existing business or  want to pursue entrepreneurship.

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Overview

The Spark Teen Accelerator Challenge is not just an entrepreneurship competition – it’s the application process for the Spark Teen Accelerator, where companies are forged in flame. This program is not about rewarding smart business ideas with prize money, we’re about making those ideas actually happen through return-free investment. The program is looking for companies that are ready to put in the hard work to launch and grow their company.

Process

  • Round 1: Pitch – Submit a five-minute pitch to its online portal. The top teams from its live pitch fest events held earlier this year will also advance to the next stage
  • Round 2: Business Proposal – Teams that have qualified for Round 2 submit a three-page business proposal and a one-page budget plan. While the pitch was more focused on storytelling, the business proposal gets into the nitty-gritty
  • Finalists: Fireside Chat-Finalist teams have a casual twenty-minute virtual conversation with an experienced entrepreneur, who will choose the top teams to receive the award

Criteria

Awards

Spark Teen Accelerator Award

Team Award.

Aside from winning thousands of dollars in return-free investment, the first and second place teams will be given the choice to join the Spark Teen Accelerator, a startup accelerator where they will receive one-on-one mentorship from experienced entrepreneurs and receive additional support from Spark Teen Prizes

  • 1st Place: $6,000 + In Return-Free Investment + Access to the Accelerator
  • 2nd Place: $2,500 + In Return-Free Investment + Access to the Accelerator
  • 3rd Place: $1,500 + In Return-Free Investment
  • Sustainability Prize: $5,000 + In Return-Free Investment + Access to the Accelerator

Participate

Website: https://www.sparkteen.org/

Managing Organization: Spark Teen

Contact:

kyler@sparkteen.org

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
High school students that have an existing business or  want to pursue entrepreneurship.

Deadlines

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.