4 HOUR CHALLENGE
Welcome to the 4-Hours 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 the client’s needs.
Join this event either by yourself or alongside a maximum of 4 of your 11th or 12th grader friends, your choice! All we ask from you is to bring your A-game, energy, and fresh perspective, while fully enjoying this online event!
Application deadline: 16th of June
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
This Challenge is created for you with the help of our very special guest, Dorian Popa. He is well known in Romania for his career and experience in vlogging, acting, singing, and dancing.
Alongside his versatile expertise in the entertainment industry, he also runs his own businesses, thus having experience in entrepreneurship, understanding how important it is to find the right solutions and work with the right people.
Dorian will bring a real challenge from his business, a challenge for which he needs your help. He will join us in the event, where he will personally present the Brief and choose the winning team.
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
The prize multiplicated by 10
meaning 5000 Euro
in scholarship at EA- The Entrepreneurship Academy
*Your scholarship will be split as detailed below:
3000 Euros – Year 1
2000 Euros – Year 2
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!