LUP Academy Opportunities | Class #10 | Level Up Philly Academy

๐Ÿš€ Level Up Academy’s Opportunities Class! ๐ŸŽฎ

In Class #10 at Level Up Philly Academy, we turned our focus to empowering our students with the crucial skill of pitching business ideas. This session was a stepping stone for the young entrepreneurs who have been diligently developing their business models, gearing them up for the upcoming pitch competition where early funding and a cash prize await the most compelling ideas.

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๐ŸŽฎ The Art of the Pitch ๐ŸŒŸ

Our students dove into the essentials of pitching. We covered how to clearly articulate a business idea, highlight why people would love their solution, share personal passion stories, and add memorable elements like fun facts or anecdotes. These pitching guidelines are critical for anyone looking to impress potential investors or mentorsโ€‹โ€‹.

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๐Ÿง  Inspiration from Young Entrepreneurs ๐Ÿ“š

To provide real-world inspiration, we showcased a Shark Tank video featuring Trey Brown, the 15-year-old founder of SPERGO. Treyโ€™s journey, from selling T-shirts in North Philadelphia barbershops to securing a $300,000 investment on Shark Tank, exemplifies how young entrepreneurs can achieve remarkable success. His story of opening mall stores and creating a brand valued at $1.5 million motivated our students to dream big and aim highโ€‹โ€‹.

๐Ÿง  Joining the Level Up Philly Community ๐Ÿ“š

An exciting development for our students was the launch of the Level Up Philly Discord server. This platform allows for ongoing communication, collaboration, and community-building among students, mentors, and staff.

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๐ŸŒŸ Making an Impact ๐Ÿ’ช

A key activity in this session was journaling, where students developed short pitches for their business ideas. This exercise helped them crystallize their thoughts and prepare for real-world pitching scenarios. A few brave students even volunteered to pitch their ideas to the class, receiving constructive feedback and encouragement.

๐Ÿ’ก What’s Next? ๐Ÿš€

The class culminated in a thrilling VR session and competition in Blast-on! The winner walked away with a cash prize!

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