Meadowbrook High School students to participate in Virginia Entrepreneurial Challenge this weekend

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Meadowbrook High School’s Academy for Digital Entrepreneurship will be sending two teams of five sophomores to compete in the Virginia Entrepreneurial Challenge on Oct. 15-16 at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Business Snead Hall, 301 West Main Street.

The challenge will be a weekend-long entrepreneurship boot camp for high school juniors and seniors. Throughout the two days, teams of five students from across Virginia will be mentored by business leaders, VCU faculty and undergraduate students and Junior Achievement volunteers. Students will propose cutting-edge business ideas that address today’s challenges in Virginia’s economy. The weekend will culminate with a pitch competition, and the winners will be announced by Governor Terry McAuliffe.

The challenge is normally reserved for juniors and seniors only, but the Meadowbrook Academy for Digital Entrepreneurship will be the only program in the state that is sending sophomore students to participate in the event. Teams in this competition have the ability to win a cash prize of $2,500, and the winning team also will be entered in the Governor’s High School Entrepreneurial Challenge.