Youth Virtual Pitch Event replay (from December 1, 2022)

Youth pitch event replay from December 1, 2022

Did you miss our virtual youth pitch event on December 1, 2022? It was amazing! Check out the highlights in this video replay. Thank YOU to our mentors, panelists, audience, and most of all the kids who did the hard work of pitching their ideas at this event.

Panelists were:

Albert Swantner is the co-founder and CTO of Betterleave, a company that supports people experiencing the death of a loved one. He’s also a Partner at The Fund Austin investing in early stage startups. Albert advises and invests in numerous startups, is on the board of multiple nonprofits, and works with the University of Texas Humanitarian Engineering Program, SKU, Techstars, SXSW, and DivInc.

Jason Mercado is the owner of Sweet Mission, a for-purpose cookie company baking with love in Anaheim California. As a formerly homeless individual, the goal of Sweet Mission is provide employment to those who come from a vulnerable background and to also give back to the community.

Brooke Turner, Vice President of STEAM Learning at Thinkery is a passionate education and programs executive focused on access and equity. Prior to joining Thinkery, Brooke held the role of Vice President of Programs for DivInc and co-founded a edtech startup, Kwaddle. Her entrepreneurial spirit and passion for impact came about while growing up in San Antonio, where Brooke saw first-hand the power and importance of culture, community, and education in building a more equitable world. She has applied those lessons throughout her career.

Youth Pitch Participants were:

KD’s Kustom Treats – handmade custom treats by Kimora that offers different types of custom treats, featuring flavored popcorn and hot chocolate bombs.

Jam by Josh – all natural jams made of only four ingredients, for people who love food but think about what they’re putting into their bodies.

Inch by Inch by Isabella – helping to solve the global problem of fabric waste with clothing extenders from scrap. Extend pants and sleeves to accommodate growing kids, save closet space, money and prevent clothes from landing in the landfill!

Blue Blossom Slimez by Camille – homemade scented slimes that are available with in different scents, colors, and included charms. Camille has been working on this business since she was in second grade.

Effortlessly You by Madison – an apparel brand that inspires, empowers and motivates others to be themselves effortlessly. She ultimately wants to start a mental health nonprofit for those who are struggling.

 

VentureLab holds youth pitch events regularly! Get involved with our next youth pitch event as a panelist, audience, or participant.

Meet our panelists from June’s Youth Virtual Pitch night

Youth pitch event volunteer panelists June 2022

Meet our panelists from June’s Youth Virtual Pitch night. We appreciate them taking the time to volunteer their time to give feedback and mentoring for this event.
Our next pitch event is August 4th from 5-6pm Central time. Register here to participate as an audience member. 
Register to be a panelist.
If you know a kid age 6-18, you can register them to pitch their idea!

More information about our Youth Virtual Pitch Events

June’s Youth Virtual Pitch panelists were:

Dr. Ali Zicker is the account director for the Caravel Group, which works with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies supporting drug development and clinical trial efforts. Previously she has been a senior scientist at Thermo Fisher Scientific, Worldwide Clinical Trials Drug Development Solutions, and Life Technologies. Dr. Zicker received her B.S in Biology and BA in Political Science from the University of Arizona and her PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Texas at Austin.

Catherine Jhung is a Senior Managing Director at Hercules and leads origination, venture relationships, and business development for the fund’s Technology and Sustainable/Renewable Groups. Before joining Hercules, Catherine spent over 10 years in senior operational roles within startup companies, including sales, business development, research and product management. Catherine received an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, a BS in Agricultural Economics and a minor in Computer Information Systems from UC Davis.

Julie Shannan is our executive director at VentureLab. She brings over 20 years experience managing nationally recognized informal STEM programs for girls, parents and educators across the nation and is passionate about engaging kids as creative problem solvers in a world filled with so many challenges.

We appreciate and are deeply grateful to our audience participants, volunteer panelists, donors and young entrepreneurs!

More information about our Youth Virtual Pitch Events

 

16-year-old Kartik’s pitch for his invention, SugarJet

16-year-old Kartik's pitch for his invention, SugarJet, a painless affordable insulin pump

Watch 16 year old Kartik pitch his invention to help diabetics: SugarJet, a painless, permanent and affordable insulin pump. He talks about how his grandmother’s challenges with diabetes inspired him to create this invention, about how this device matches up to competitors, and gets feedback and questions from our panel.

Learn more about our Youth Virtual Pitch Events and register today

 

13-year-old Myiah’s Mocha Beans Boutique Pitch

Youth Virtual Pitch: Mocha Beans Boutique

Watch 13-year-old Myiah pitch her idea for hair and beauty products, Mocha Beans Boutique, during our June 2022 Live Virtual Pitch Event! She talks about her beauty business and the unique products that she’s created, and then she receives feedback from our panelists.

Learn more about our pitch events and register today.

 

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