The Achievement Pitch (TAP) is a student-based, social enterprise pitch
competition designed to address social and environmental challenges in communities of
color while encouraging and advancing entrepreneurship among high school
TAP seeks to demonstrate that profits and purpose are not mutually exclusive and can go hand-in-hand. TAP also allows participants to practice, hone, and refine their pitch/presentation skills which are valuable for future business purposes.
Ventures from Georgia Tech and Georgia State participated in the inaugural Achievement Pitch. The finalists were between Brighter Days, an organization focused on aiding and supporting troubled youth in the juvenile justice system, and MyM3ntal, an app developed to focus on the underserved mental health needs in the African American community.
The Conversation with an Entrepreneur featured Georgia Tech alum Lee Baker, CEO of Apex Financial Services, a boutique investment management firm. Lee spoke of the trials in launching his business in 1998 and the challenges and experiences he had learned over the years. This spawned a robust Q&A period from the engaged audience for Lee.
Judges Dr. Tiffany Rogers Bussey, Director, Morehouse Innovation & Entrepreneur Center, and Candace Mitchell Harris, Founder & CEO, MYAVANA, provided great feedback and advice to both finalists. Ultimately, Brighter Days, featuring Gabrielle Henry and James Pratcher, both seniors at Georgia State, was awarded the first-place prize of $2,500.
The 2023 Achievement Pitch will take place on Thursday, November 9, 2023, at Georgia Tech’s Bill Moore Student Success Center, Clary Theater, 219 Uncle Henie Way, Atlanta, GA 30313
Founded in 2020, The Black Market is a student organization on the campus of Georgia Tech which aims to increase the amount of Black student entrepreneurs on campus through providing resources and support from peers, faculty and guest speakers. The endgame is to foster a community for black students to develop entrepreneurial experiences and create companies. For additional information, please click here to inquire.
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Kappa Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. is the first black Greek letter
organization established on the campus of Georgia Tech. With a commitment to upholding the Cardinal
Principles of Omega, Bold Delta Kappa Chapter is a leader among campus
organizations through its events and activities, including its annual Clothing
and Blood Drives, Talent Hunt program, Health Forums, and Black History Month
The application period is open for submission of concepts and interest to TAP. Teams/Ventures from 1-5 students may apply. Click here or on the button below to complete and submit the short application. The deadline for all applications is Sunday, October 8, 2023. Finalists will be determined on a rolling basis and notified within 3-5 business days of their application. Final notifications will be sent by Wednesday, October 11, 2023.
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