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Kidzpreneur Entrepreneur Pitch Competition

Wednesday, March 13 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm • Organized By St. Louis Magazine & Xplor
975 North Warson Road, St. Louis, MO 63132


St. Louis Family’s and xplor’s inaugural KIDZPRENEUR competition offers children ages 5–13 the opportunity to pitch their best business or product ideas for a chance to win scholarships and prizes.

  • Gain Invaluable Experience- Kids will gain experience presenting in front of a large audience by pitching their ideas to judges, including local business owners and mentors.
  • Win Scholarships & Prizes- In the final round, kids have the opportunity to win scholarships and other prizes sponsored by area businesses.
  • Celebrate Innovation- Competition day culminates in a celebration with all of the participants.

Join us April 13th 2019 at the Danforth Plant Science Center for a day of competition, celebration, and education as we bring light and attention to entrepreneurship and youth.

There are just a few simple steps to get started:

Step 1: Know what to put in the application.

Before you register, take a look, so that you feel prepared to complete the form online

  • Entrepreneurs (Child’s) Name
  • Entrepreneurs Age At Time of Competition (April 13th 2019)
  • Entrepreneurs Business Company Name
  • Give a brief description of the product or service you plan to sell.
  • Who is your customer?
  • What is the problem you are solving?
  • What price will you charge for each item? How much will each item cost to make?
  • How will you market your product or service?
  • Please include a video link to YouTube of you presenting your idea (copy and paste the link)
  • What school does your child attend?

Step 2: Officially register here.

Step 3: Congratulations! You’re in! That means on April 6th at 10:00 AM time, you will go to the Danforth Plant Science Center to learn more about what is in a pitch/presentation, learn from other entrepreneurs, and have fun! Register here:

Step 4: April 13th is the big day!

Kids will be split into the following age groups:

  • Age 5 years to 7 years old
  • Age 8 years to 11 years old
  • Age 12 years to 13 years old

Each age group will be paired with 3 judges (2 professional local entrepreneurs and 1 entrepreneur student from Washington University or Parkway Spark!) with qualifications appropriate for the age group including presentation skills, creativity of idea, validity of idea, and work on the idea.

  • The first round of competition will be a speed round of 3 minutes to describe and present their idea to the judges at a set appointment time that will be given a week before the event.
  • At the completion of the speed round- the judges (per age group) will deliberate and select three of the best presenters/ideas to move into the final round.
  • The final round will be an audience view of the final nine presenters who will all win a scholarship to further enhance their education or experience with their business.

Step 5: Awards will be given and a celebratory party will commence. Upon completion of the competition and awards ceremony- a celebratory party will conclude honoring all participants.

This full day community event will include ideas, innovation, STEM/STEAM activities, food trucks, kids activities, a vendor village, local talks and discussions from businesses founders on their entrepreneurial journeys, competition presentation, and a concluding party to celebrate the competitor’s accomplishments.

To learn more information on the event and review examples of pitches - please go to our Facebook page.

St. Louis Magazine & Xplor
(314) 918-3000
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Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
975 North Warson Road
St. Louis, MO 63132
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