The Somerset/Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce held a business pitch competition at Somerset Community College recently. The event, similar to the television show “Shark Tank,” was part of the chamber’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy, a national program that challenges local middle and high school students to develop a real business plan, produce legitimate products and win actual investments from the business community.
Six groups, comprised of students between the grades 7-12, participated in the event.
Small business and connectivity are two of the goals outlined in SOAR’s Regional Blueprint for a 21st Century Appalachia. A thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem is also a core component of SOAR Innovation, a collaboration between SOAR and the Kentucky Cabinet of Economic Development’s KY Innovation.
To learn more about this pitch competition, check out this article from the Commonwealth-Journal.