Pitch Challenge

Pitch Challenge LogoCongratulations to our
Pitch Challenge Winners! 

Students from across Utah in grades K-12 competed in Utah Afterschool Network's first Young Entrepreneur Pitch Challenge this summer by submitting their new business ideas.

Top applicants competed with ideas which ranged from new apps to makeup products, clubs to inventions. Each student created a 60-90 second video that showcased their business idea. Judges from around the state critiqued the submissions based on creativity, persuasiveness, and overall presentation quality. Winners were chosen from each of the three age group categories: K-4, 5-8, and 9-12. Please refer to our press release for additional details. 

Kindergarten - Fourth Grade Winners: 

  • 1st Place: Rosie, Magic Crystal Club. The Magic Crystal Club is a new program for kids to discover the magical properties of crystals and to collaborate with their fellow students.
  • 2nd Place: Kahlil, Merge App. The Merge App is an app that can merge two of your favorite video games together to create new levels that incorporate the best parts of each game.
  • 3rd Place: Hazel, Critters R Cool. Critters R Cool is a new video game that emphasizes adventure, creative skills, and geometry to enable kids to have a good time while they learn.

Fifth Grade - Eighth Grade Winners: 

  • 1st Place: Daisy, Marble. Marble is a new app that allows you to create coloring pages to share with friends on the app, or to print out for yourself to color.
  •  2nd Place: Elisha, BikeBank. BikeBank is an app that rewards users for their riding and active behavior through points and prizes.
  •  3rd Place: Zoey, Plant Starter. Plant Starter is a business that sells different starts of fun household plants in a variety of containers and sizes. 

Ninth Grade - Twelfth Grade Winners: 

  •  1st Place: Reilley, V-Build. V-Build is a virtual app which helps with moving, building, and virtual designing. This app gives you professional help to get assembling done in a timely manner. 
  •  2nd Place: Andrew, Plastigon. Plastigon provides a new material for building roads to decrease the amount of construction done each year. 
  •  3rd Place: Sebastian, Game Achievers. Game Achievers is an app that allows you to earn points by playing your favorite games. Players who earn enough points can receive prizes and rewards. 

Check out a few of the videos from our winners below.  



We would like to give thanks to our funder, the Charles S. Mott Foundation and the generous donors who provided prizes for our students. 


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