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Youth Empowerment Conference
Presented by the young entrepreneurs of 
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  • Mar 23, 2024, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    TT Allain Building, SU, 801 Harding Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70807, USA
    This free event will be hosted on two Saturdays this spring at Southern University. Free lunch is included for registered participants. This semester’s theme is about “Creating NextGen Innovators” through technology, creative arts, and business development.
  • Apr 27, 2024, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    TT Allain Building, SU, 801 Harding Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70807, USA
    This free event will be hosted on two Saturdays this spring at Southern University. Free lunch is included for registered participants. This semester’s theme is about “Creating NextGen Innovators” through technology, creative arts, and business development.

JOLTcon 

2024

This free event will be hosted on two Saturdays this spring at Southern University. Free lunch is included for registered participants. This semester’s theme is about “Creating NextGen Innovators” through technology, creative arts, and business development. 

 

At the first event, on March 23rd, youth aged 12-18 have the opportunity to gain the skills for developing the next-gen of businesses, preparing to pitch their (existing or new) business concepts at the April 27th competition event. This competition event will allow for groups or individuals to pitch their business ideas for a $500 cash prize. 

 JOLTcon is a 2-part conference series.

 

Teens who attend the March event, will automatically be eligible to compete in the competition in April.

What You'll Experience:

• Inspirational Stories

• Workshops around the topics and skills that matter to you

• JOLTcon Competition

• Lunch Available for registered guests

JOLTcon Competition FAQs

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What is the prompt?

Develop and pitch your own business idea using creativity, technology, and innovation!

What is the prize?

We are currently fundraising for the cash prize. We will be able to announce it soon! The winnings will be evenly split between teammates.

What is the group size required?

Groups are encouraged to be 3-5 people to evenly spread the work. You are able to compete as a team of one, but the work will be a lot to accomplish in the time allotted. 

How much time do we have to build?

The Solutions Competition is roughly 6 hours on April 27. Teams will be able to stop for breaks and lunch as needed. The judging will begin promptly at 3 PM. Teams are able to work before the competition to brainstorm and pre-build any parts of their work. We will have special challenges throughout that can only be done "on the fly" during the competition. 

Will we have support?

Our Futures Fund Instructors and coding graduates will be around to help groups problem-solve at scheduled blocks. Additionally, a suggested milestone or work schedule will be given to every group to ensure they are able to properly manage their time. These are only suggestions, as each group is allowed to approach the work however they wish. 

How long will our presentation have to be?

This will depend on the number of groups registered. We will announce the presentation length at the beginning of the day to accomodate any late registrations. Once the competition begins, no additional groups are able to be added. 

Still have more questions?

Reach out to support@thewallsproject.org and we will answer any questions that come up! 

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