Following in the footsteps of The Prospects Youth Entrepreneurship competition for high school students, the Montana Chamber Foundation has expanded the competition to include junior high students – The Junior Prospects.
The Prospects, a virtual statewide entrepreneurship competition with scholarships and cash prizes for high school students with new ideas and existing small businesses, is a collaborative initiative with Youth Entrepreneurs for investing in our students and developing a mentorship platform for connecting them with business and community leaders.
A total current prize purse of $2,000 is up for grabs for individuals, teams, or classes with entrepreneurial and business ideas that improve the community. All of Montana’s junior high-aged students are encouraged to submit their innovative ideas for new products or services or summit their existing business with a two-minute pitch video, business summary, and participation agreement by midnight on March 18, 2022.
Other than the prize purse, The Prospects program finds, celebrates, and rewards promising high school – and now junior high school – students by providing them with mentorship, training, and access to business leaders. We are promoting a positive self-image as innovative problem-solvers and entrepreneurs to motivate high school students to realize their full potential.
By connecting students with entrepreneurial thinking with the Montana business community, we’re helping solve workforce readiness issues across the state by reaching future employers in our own backyards and helping them develop the skills they need to be successful in any career.