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Welcome to the Youth Pitch Competition at the Melanin Market. We're excited that you've started your entrepreneurial journey. Now, you have the opportunity to present your business to Philadelphia at the PA Convention Center..


1. Age and Education Requirement: Participants must currently be enrolled in either middle school or high school. Proof of enrollment may be required.

2. Business Registration: Each business presented must be a registered Limited Liability Company (LLC). Participants must provide proof of registration upon entering the competition.

Judging Criteria:
Participants will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

1. Time Duration: Presentations must not 3 minutes. Points will be deducted for exceeding this limit.

2. Appearance: Professionalism in the presentation and the presenter's appearance will be assessed. This includes the visual aids or materials used during the pitch.

3. Viability of Business Idea: The business concept's feasibility, market potential, and innovation will be thoroughly evaluated.

4. Response to Questions: Competence, clarity, and confidence in answering the judges' questions will be judged.

5. Use of Funds: Participants must clearly articulate how they plan to utilize any winnings or investments towards their business. Plans should be realistic and well thought out.

Submission Process:

- Participants must submit an application form including their business idea summary, proof of school enrollment, and LLC documentation.

- A detailed pitch presentation plan must be provided, outlining the main points of discussion and how the presentation will adhere to the time limit.


General Rules:

- Each participant or team is allowed only one entry.
- The decision of the judges is final and binding.
- Participants must agree to respect all competition rules and engage in fair play.



- Winners will be announced at the end of the competition, with prizes awarded based on the judges' scoring according to the criteria mentioned above.

This competition offers a unique platform for young entrepreneurs to showcase their business acumen and innovative ideas. We look forward to witnessing the creativity and passion of the next generation of business leaders.

We will select the final 5 finalist on April 6


Thank you for your submission

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