4 HOUR CHALLENGE
Welcome to the 4-Hour Challenge, a one of a kind entrepreneurial competition which will test your entrepreneurial abilities and mindset. You will have only 4 hours to solve a real business problem and find the best solution for it. The brief is brought to you by a special guest about whom you can find out more below.
Join this event either by yourself or alongside a maximum of 4 of your 11th or 12th grader friends. All we ask from you is to bring your A-game, energy, and fresh perspective, while fully enjoying this online event!
* You can participate to this event only if you are an 11th or 12th grader.
Application deadline: 2nd of February
Why attend a 4 HOUR CHALLENGE?
The short answer is right in front of you:
Because it’s a challenge and entrepreneurs love challenges!
What will you experience during the event:
Solve a real business problem
Learn how to efficiently work in teams
Receive feedback for your solution from the brief-provider
Win prizes such as scholarships at EA- The Entrepreneurship Academy and other special prizes
Our Special Guest & Brief Provider
Nice guy with great hair. I may look smart, but I am mediocre. However I promise I have a lot to say about anything. And even if it’s not true at least I am funny. I am a little Ion Țiriac, because I run a small business and our beards look the same.
Discover the brief
The Influencer will challenge all teams with a real business issue he faces within his business activity.
Working in teams
Participating teams are made of 4 to 5 members. Each team is either formed of participants who signed up for the competition individually (the organizers will form these teams randomly) or formed of participants who signed up for the event as a team. You and your team will have only 4 hours to do all the things below:
- Understand the brief
- Brainstorm ideas
- Decide on the right solution/s
- Make a plan for implementing the solution/s
- Build an awesome presentation
Upload the presentation
Each team has to create and then submit a visual support for their solution/s: a 5-minute video presentation for the Jury to evaluate.
To pitch or not to pitch?
After the Jury will evaluate all the presentations, it will choose 5 teams that qualify for the pitching session. Only the 5 teams will pitch live but everyone else is invited to attend the presentations!
Pitch and impress
The qualified teams have a maximum of 5 minutes for the pitch and another 10 minutes for a Q&A session.
Only one team will win the competition, but all the teams will go through a valuable learning process. The members of the winning team will each, individually, choose from the 2 types of prizes that we offer.
Team working session
Evaluation of the presentations
Announcing the winners & Closing the event
There will be only one winning team.
Its members will have to choose between two prizes:
per member of the team
in scholarship at EA- The Entrepreneurship Academy
*Your scholarship will be split as detailed below:
3000 Euros – Year 1
2000 Euros – Year 2
Meet THE Entrepreneur
Meet THE Entrepreneur
Do you want to win some pocket money for your vacation?
Or do you want to invest the money in your education?
It’s up to you!