Schedule of Events

August 15
TYCIC school programming beginsSchools can register to participate HERE to receive classroom materials for JA Be Entrepreneurial.
November 14Completion of in-class componentDeadline for schools to complete JA Be Entrepreneurial in the classroom.
November 29Deadline for students to submit applicationsStudents can submit applications HERE. Semi-Finalists will be notified on November 29.
December 5TYCIC Press ConferenceJunior Achievement and the Brees Dream Foundation will present the Semi-Finalists at a press conference open to the media and invited guests.
January 11, 18, 25 and February 1, 8, 15, 22 and March 8
JA Idea Accelerator Workshop SeriesStudents will meet at the JA facility for the JA Idea Accelerator Workshop Series. In this setting, entrepreneurs and business leaders from the community will mentor the teams as they fine tune their business plans. These workshops will be held at JA during the evening and dinner will be provided.
March 6-10Viral VotingTeams are ready to market their business plans to friends and family through an online voting process HERE. The more viral votes received, the better the potential to move on to the finals!
March 16Pitch CompetitionAfter months of training, the teams will be ready to pitch their crazy ideas to invited guests at a Pitch Competition located at JA’s facility. Later in the evening during a New Orleans Pelicans game, Finalists and local winner will be announced mid-court at half time.
March 17Pelicans GameSemi-finalists attend a New Orleans Pelicans game, Finalists and local winner will be announced mid-court at half time.
March 24Trust Your Crazy Ideas Challenge State Champion crownedThe Challenge finalists from New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Northeast Louisiana will pitch their business plans to a panel of judges at this New Orleans Entrepreneur Week event. The State Champion will be selected and prizes will be announced- for both students and schools!