WHAT IS PITCH-A-KID ?
Pitch-a-Kid is an event where real entrepreneurs pitch company ideas to elementary school-aged kids. The format is traditional where the company pitchers have five minutes to present, and the kid judges have up to six minutes to ask questions. Kids in the audience are encouraged to ask questions as well after the judges finish. The winners receive gold, silver, and bronze medals instead of cash AND bragging rights that they can explain their company so well even a 3rd grader will understand it. It’s a great low-risk way for entrepreneurs to refine their pitches and give back to help kids learn what they do, how they do it, and why.
The Pitch-a-Kid event is designed to push entrepreneurs to refine their pitches to make sense to kids (without being condescending) and allows kids to develop critical thinking skills drawing from Bloom’s Taxonomy of Education/Webb’s Depth of Knowledge leveraging the Socratic Method – asking questions of the entrepreneurs. This inquisitive process establishes a solid foundation creating college and career ready children for our community. And maybe will inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs in the process!
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.Watch More
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
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.Ready to join
oin 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
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.Get Involved
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.Apply Now
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.Apply Now