Biz Kid$ is a credit union-funded and branded financial education program for young adults, championed by the National Credit Union Foundation. Biz Kid$ ignites a passion for students to invest in their financial futures through lessons in entrepreneurship, money, managing finances, and more. Biz Kid$ Business Plan Competitions are a unique way for students, like you, to learn the ins and outs of business planning and put ideas into action.
Beginning on Monday, March 15, the Foundation will launch the first-ever national Biz Kid$ Showcase! Presented in partnership with the Southeastern Credit Union Foundation, CrossState Credit Union Foundation, the RMJ Foundation, Illinois Credit Union Foundation and the Credit Union Association of New Mexico, the Biz Kid$ Showcase will allow creativity to continue in our current virtual world.
As a participant in the Biz Kid$ Showcase, students will complete learning modules and earn points! Students will work through three learning modules, each focused on a different aspect of business planning. Each learning module, made up of a webinar, 2 Biz Kid$ episodes and one or more action steps, will teach students how to create a business plan. Once all three learning modules are completed and business plans are submitted, students will work to complete their showcase project, which will be reviewed by a panel of credit union experts or “investors”. Participants will have until April 30 to submit their showcase work. The top three business plans from each state will be awarded a cash prize and move on to national-level judging.
At the national level, the three students with the highest point totals from each state will be judged by a second panel of credit union “investors”. The top three business plans from across the country will be awarded a cash prize.
Registration will be available through April 26, 2021. If you have any questions about the showcase or Biz Kid$, please email Danielle Brown, Foundation Engagement Director, at [email protected].
*Please note that you must live in one of the following states to participate: Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, or Pennsylvania.