WHAT IS PITCH-A-KID ?

What better way for an entrepreneur to refine a pitch than presenting to an unbiased, receptive, and inquisitive audience – kids. Pitch-a-Kid events put real entrepreneurs in front of kids to refine and practice their pitch before getting in front of angel investors and venture capitalists (VCs).

The kids experience the unique opportunity to engage with entrepreneurs, develop and expand their critical thinking skills, and learn how an idea comes to life in the business world.

PITCHING

As an entrepreneur, your pitch needs to be clear, simple, and concise. If you can’t explain it to a kid, you’ll have a hard time explaining it to investors. Pitch-a-Kid provides a low-risk venue to present your pitch, and gather honest and unfiltered feedback. At the same time, you’re helping kids learn real-world business skills. Ready to pitch?

JUDGING

The kids are the judges and are encouraged to ask questions and think critically about the ideas presented. This inquisitive process establishes a strong foundation in preparing kids for college and professional careers. Find out more about judging a Pitch-a-Kid event.

ATTENDING

Join in the fun and watch entrepreneurs pitch their ideas and answer questions from kids. It’s a front-row seat to witness the unfiltered and brilliant questions from minds that aren’t yet programmed for business jargon and VC lingo. Get tickets to our next event.

HOSTING

Interested in hosting a Pitch-a-Kid event in your community? Our robust event kit includes everything you need to host a successful event including scorecards, promotional tips, recruiting tips, and more. Purchase an event kit.

Could kids teach entrepreneurs how to refine their pitches while giving unfiltered and valuable feedback?

MIKE MILLARD, CO-FOUNDER AND CEO & AUDREY MILLARD CO-FOUNDER, DAUGHTER

YES, THEY CAN :)

Pitch-a-Kid events help support the development of critical thinking skills, drawing from Bloom’s Taxonomy of Education/Webb’s Depth of Knowledge leveraging the Socratic Method by asking questions directly to entrepreneurs. Putting kids front and center makes entrepreneurship fun and allows kids to learn what entrepreneurs do, how they do it, and why. It gets kids connected to real world problem solvers and makes it fun to learn about business in an engaging format. We hope it inspires the next generation of entrepreneurs in the process.

PITCH-A-KID PREPARES YOU FOR ACCELERATORS AND ANGELS

  • Honesty

    Kids will ask difficult questions that entrepreneurs need to be ready to answer before pitching to angel investors and VCs.

  • Unfiltered

    The kids are not only welcome, but encouraged, to ask critical and challenging questions of the entrepreneurs.

  • Refinement

    The honest and unfiltered feedback allows entrepreneurs to adjust their pitch before taking it to potential investors.

APPLY TO PITCH

If you can’t explain your idea to a kid, then you may not be ready to pitch to potential investors. Your pitch needs to be clear, simple, and concise. Pitch-a-Kid provides a low-risk venue to present your pitch, and gather honest and unfiltered feedback – no buzzwords; no business jargon. At the same time, you’re helping kids learn real-world business skills.


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APPLY TO JUDGE

Judging Pitch-a-Kid events is a unique, fun way for kids to connect with entrepreneurs while learning critical business and thinking skills. Kids are encouraged to question the ideas presented and give their unfiltered feedback.


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HOST AN EVENT

WE HAVE FOUND MANY USES FOR PITCH A KID

Entrepreneurs: Hold your own Pitch-a-Kid at a startup accelerator or incubator in town for entrepreneurs and kids.

Educators: Have a Pitch-a-Kid at your school for a novel and entertaining event to raise funds for school needs.

Professionals: Apply the Pitch-a-Kid methodology to help salespeople, scientists, doctoral candidates, engineers, and lawyers refine their communication style by practicing with kids.

PITCH-A-KID EVENT KIT

We provide an event kit for purchase giving you step by step instructions on how to host a successful Pitch-a-Kid event in your community. You are allowed one event per purchase.

What’s in the kit?

  • Overview of Pitch-a-Kid
  • Who, What, When, Where, and Why to have an event
  • Terms and conditions (the legal stuff)
  • Judge Scorecards
  • Timelines
  • Recommend sponsorship tiers
  • Recruiting tips
  • Promotional tips
  • Logo for use for signs and t-shirts
  • And more!

UPCOMING EVENTS

MEET OUR AMAZING TEAM

MIKE MILLARD

Co-Founder and CEO

AUDREY MILLARD

Co-Founder and Chief Kid Officer

SLOAN FOSTER

Chief Marketing Officer

DELILAH

Mascot and Chief Dog Officer

TOM AND KATE BIESCHKE

Advisors