Harper College

Everyday Entrepreneur

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Get ready for an explosive event that will set your entrepreneurial spirit on fire! Harper College students, brace yourselves for the heart-pounding Everyday Entrepreneur Pitch competition, happening in H-251 on Friday, December 8th at 10 am! We're on the lookout for the most innovative minds on campus to step up and unveil their brilliant business ideas.

Imagine this: Up to 10 dynamic entrepreneurs will have the chance to pitch their revolutionary concepts for a shot at winning up to $1000! It's not just a competition; it's a golden opportunity to transform your entrepreneurial dreams into reality.

But hold on tight, there's a thrilling twist! To ensure you're armed for success, we're introducing Slyngshot, the secret weapon every participant must wield for their pitch. Don't fret; we've got you covered. Just submit the interest form to get your hands on the exclusive login information.

This is your time to shine, to dazzle, and to make waves in the world of entrepreneurship. Mark your calendars, spread the word, and gear up to unleash your entrepreneurial prowess at the Everyday Entrepreneur Pitch competition! Are you up for the challenge? Register today!

Now, let's map out your exhilarating journey through the Everyday Entrepreneur Pitch competition:

  1. Submit Your Spark: Ready to dive in? Kickstart your journey by filling out our Interest Form and receive your Slyngshot information. Share the magic behind your business idea, your target market, and your strategy through our user-friendly online platform.
  2. Pitch to the Pros: Envision this – you, front and center, presenting your entrepreneurial masterpiece to a panel of industry experts. This is your golden opportunity to shine, captivate, and convince the pros that your idea is the next big thing.
  3. Refine with Feedback: But we don't stop there. Each participant receives invaluable feedback to refine and elevate their concepts and presentations. It's more than a competition; it's a masterclass in entrepreneurial excellence.
  4. Connect and Learn: Brace yourself for a whirlwind of connections and insights! Throughout the competition, immerse yourself in a dynamic ecosystem. Engage with fellow entrepreneurs, tap into the wisdom of mentors, and perhaps catch the eye of potential investors. The Everyday Entrepreneur Pitch isn't just an event; it's a chance to expand your network and learn from the best.

The stage is set, the spotlight is yours—seize this opportunity to kickstart your entrepreneurial journey. Are you ready to make waves at the Everyday Entrepreneur Pitch competition? Submit your interest form now, and let the adventure begin!

Eligibility: Current Harper Student in any discipline

Prize Information: There will be a grand prize winner of $1000 and 2 runner-up prizes of $500. Winners will be required to meet with a mentor twice a month for 3 months.  Every participant will offered 3 months of mentorship. 

Applications are due by Dec 5, 2023.

What is Everyday Entrepreneur?

The Everyday Entrepreneur Program and Fund is a supportive initiative for student entrepreneurs from Harper College, aiding them in overcoming challenges in the entrepreneurial world. By offering both education and funding, the program facilitates the journey from business ideas to thriving enterprises. Founded by experienced entrepreneurs, the fund targets promising main street businesses, deploying funds through colleges under the National Association of Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE). Notably, the program emphasizes inclusivity by backing underrepresented groups and environmentally conscious, socially responsible ventures. Beyond financial assistance, the program provides access to industry experts, mentorship, and strategic guidance via NACCE's college network, aiming to foster successful, diverse, and sustainable businesses.


Harper College has partnered with NACCE, the National Association For Community College Entrepreneurship, to bring Everyday Entrepreneur Program and Fund to Harper College.  Harper College is thrilled to offer our community funding and mentorship, the two main causes of successful business ventures.  The EEVF is a proven program for keeping local, socially responsible start-ups growing into prosperous businesses and offering underrepresented groups much needed support.

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The Everyday Entrepreneur Venture Fund is made possible through a partnership with the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NAACE).  

Learn more about the Everyday Entrepreneur Venture Fund.


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Last Updated: 12/14/23