Are you a teen with your very own business or business idea and ready to take on the world? Tell us about it and win!

At VerticalResponse, we’re passionate about helping small businesses grow, no matter how young the CEO. If you’re between 13 and 18 years old, enter your video pitch to win “seed” cash and awesome prizes!

How It Works

1. Shoot a 2-minute video

Wow us with your cool business or business idea. Check out our tips to see what we’re looking for.

2. Submit your entry by Monday, Feb. 6

Upload your video to YouTube, then fill out our entry form.

3. Tell everyone to vote for you

Spread the word! Daily ballots can be cast through voters Facebook accounts, and the top 10 vote-getters move on to become finalists.

4. Win!

Our panel of seasoned entrepreneurs and small business experts will gather behind their magic curtain, review the 10 finalists and select the three winners!

Dates to Remember:

Entry Deadline: Feb 6, 2012

Entry Deadline: Feb 6, 2012

Public Voting Ends: Feb 24, 2012

Winners Announced: Mar 12, 2012

Grand prize winner:
- $4,000
- Trip to TEDxTeen on
March 30-31 in New York – conference tickets, airfare and lodging included for winner and one adult parent/guardian

Two 2nd place winners:
- $2,000 each

All finalists will get two best-selling books, “Your Starting Point for Student Success” by Arel Moodie and “Entrepreneurship” by Steve Mariotti

Need more Details?

Read the Official Rules