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i.Invest Youth Business Competition Now Accepting Applications

NEW ORLEANS, LA – March 1, 2020 – i.Invest is pleased to announce that the 2020 national youth business competition is now accepting applications. Young business leaders between the ages of 13 – 19, with a demonstrable product or service, can showcase their innovative ideas in a real-world business competition designed for aspiring entrepreneurs. Starting today, youth from across the country, and now Canada, can apply to participate in a six-month web-based program that includes three rounds of scoring, virtual group coaching, and one-on-one mentoring from industry and academic leaders from organizations like Coca-Cola UNITED Bottling, DXC Technology, USDA, and Danone.

Now in its’ fifth year, i.Invest has attracted young business leaders from across the country. Competing teams can win a share of $10,000 in cash and in-kind prizes, as well as receive numerical scores and written feedback from experienced professionals who volunteer their time to help entrepreneurs build scalable businesses. Past winners have gone on to raise over $400,000 in pre-seed funding, launch successful ventures, create jobs, enroll in the best business schools in the nation, and earn recognition from media outlets across the country. The 2019 top winner, Studiously, a company created by a 17-year-old entrepreneur from Texas, is developing an EdTech learning platform that harnesses cutting-edge artificial intelligence to enable students to understand rather than memorize information. Studiously joined past winners Pulse Wearables,