Students Pitch Their Ideas and Compete for Prizes!

Students entering Kindergarten through those who just graduated from high school are invited to share their business ideas and compete for awesome prizes in OAN’s Summer Pitch Challenge!

The Ohio Afterschool Network’s Summer Pitch Challenge is open to all Ohio elementary, middle, high school and recent graduates. It is a way for students to pitch an idea for a business product, service or even business that solves social problems. Students are not required to start a business; they just need to submit a 30-90 second pitch video by the July 31st deadline.

Students can enter themselves, parents or organizations that work with youth can help students enter their pitch videos.

Learning about entrepreneurship and building an entrepreneurial mindset is a perfect way to spend the summer. The Ohio Afterschool Network, in partnership with the Young Entrepreneur Institute, has created a free K-12 toolkit and curated a number of resources that can help youth leaders and parents introduce children and youth to entrepreneurship in in-person and virtual settings. Find these resources in the Curricular Resources Section.

Register HERE



Prizes will be awarded for each grade category:

  • Entering Kindergarten through 4th grade
  • Entering 5th through 8th grade
  • Entering 9th grade through 2020 high school graduates

1st Place for each category wins a $500 Amazon gift card and a 1-on-one consultation with an entrepreneur. First Place high-school students will receive a scholarship to Rev1 Ventures’ Customer Learning Lab, a three-day virtual boot camp for entrepreneurs.

2nd Place for each category wins a $250 Amazon gift card

3rd Place for each category wins a $100 Amazon gift card

Register HERE


Check out suggestions for recording an effective pitch video here. COMING SOON!

Contact Liz Nusken, for more information.