SPARKING TEENAGERS WITH THE
POWER OF ENTREPRENEURIAL
SKILLS AND SPIRIT

 

IT’S YOUR TURN TO GET IN THE GAME

 

WHERE HARD WORK PAYS OFF

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A Youth Entrepreneurship Competition Series

The World Series of Entrepreneurship is a venture pitch competition series open to any high school student. Students
compete for venture and college scholarship dollars, and also access mentoring and internship opportunities, setting
the stage for impact far beyond this event.

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP
LESSONS ARE
LIFE LESSONS.

Developing Skills,
Attitudes & Behaviors

In a world where 46% of jobs for adults under 30 years of age are in the form of an independent contractor role, entrepreneurial skills aren’t just for folks looking to start a venture. Whether to be a company founder or a leader working in another organization, we are preparing students with the mindset, skills, and competencies to add value (entrepreneurship!) and excel in the world they are entering.

When & Where

 

Submission Selection Competition
Atlanta
April 1, 2018 April 7, 2018 May 15, 2018
Boston April 1, 2018 April 7, 2018 April 25, 2018
Chicago April 1, 2018 April 7, 2018 April 26, 2018
Dallas April 1, 2018 April 7, 2018 May 10, 2018
Las Vegas April 1, 2018 April 7, 2018 May 1, 2018
Los Angeles April 1, 2018 April 7, 2018 May 2, 2018
Miami April 1, 2018 April 7, 2018 May 17, 2018
New York City April 1, 2018 April 7, 2018 April 24, 2018
Philadelphia April 1, 2018 April 7, 2018 April 18, 2018
Phoenix April 1, 2018 April 7, 2018 May 8, 2018
San Francisco April 1, 2018 April 7, 2018 May 3, 2018
Washington, DC April 1, 2018 April 7, 2018 April 19, 2018
Virtual April 1, 2018 April 7, 2018 May 25, 2018

*Locations and dates are subject to change.

What Types Of
Student Ventures?

Any type of entrepreneurial venture is welcome.
It could be a product, a service, an app, a game, a website…it can be for-profit, or a non-profit, social enterprise…as long as it’s the student’s OWN IDEA.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP
ISN’T JUST FOR
ENTREPRENEURS.

Awards

Regional & Virtual Competitions

Venture Funding

College Scholarship

1st Place $5,000 $5,000
2nd Place $2,500 $2,500
3rd Place $1,000 $1,000

National Championship

Venture Funding

College Scholarship

1st Place $10,000 $10,000
2nd Place $5,000 $5,000
3rd Place $2,500 $2,500

Awards

Regional & Virtual Competitions

National Championship

Venture Funding

College Scholarship

Venture Funding

College Scholarship

1st Place

$5,000

$5,000

$10,000

$10,000

2nd Place

$2,500

$2,500

$5,000

$5,000

3rd Place

$1,000

$1,000

$2,500

$2,500

The World Series of Entrepreneurship (WSE) is a competition series aimed at giving high school students an extracurricular outlet to develop their ideas, challenge their comfort zones, and learn along a fun, empowering journey.

WSE was inspired by two fundamental beliefs: (1) the modern core curriculum desperately needs supplemental opportunities where young people can gain practical, real-world experience to help prepare for productive, rewarding lives; and (2) the attributes embodied by entrepreneurs are vital for everyone—not just company founders and business leaders that we tend to think of when we hear the term “entrepreneur.”

We’re on a mission, encouraging high school students to take a leap with us—inviting them to participate in the ultimate hands-on after-school activity where they get to come up with their own business/product idea, make it come to life with guidance from adult mentors, and then show off their venture in a pitch competition with their peers.

The competition itself is a multi-event, playoff-like program where “winners” advance to go up against other top students—with venture funding, scholarship dollars, and mentorship/internship opportunities up for grabs. Though the best ideas and presenters are rewarded, the beneficiaries truly include every individual and organization that chooses to participate.

At its core, the WSE is about empowering our kids: to believe in themselves and get involved; to start early at building essential skills and connections and confidence; to roll up their sleeves and go for it! When the students have opportunities to discover, they can show off what they’re really capable of!

MAIN
STAGE

The top 12 student applicants make the main stage, and the top 3 are guaranteed funding and scholarship money.

VENTURE
EXHIBITION

Students who do not make the main stage and qualify are invited to display their work and meet investors, mentors and other supporters.

STUDENT
MENTORING

Students participating in the competition, regardless of making the main stage or exhibition are invited to meet industry-leading mentors in a “speed-dating”  format.

KEYNOTE
SPEAKERS

A number of industry-leading professionals will be invited to speak at the competition.

Get Involved

Help build the ecosystem and change lives.

BE A
SPONSOR

MAKE AN
INTRO

BE A
MENTOR

BE A
JUDGE

©2017 World Series of Entreprenuership