Let’s Innovate Through Education (LITE Memphis)  

You are invited to help select the next BIG entrepreneurial idea in Memphis! Come encourage 35 of America’s brightest, youngest innovators, and help them recognize their potential and reach their dreams!

Here are the most important details you need to know:

WHO:

YOU are invited to be part of this incredible event! It is open to anyone, but if you are an educator or a business professional, you are especially encouraged to attend. Come make a lasting impact on the next generation of leaders and innovators in this country who could look back on this night as pivotal in their career.

WHAT:

Pitch Night is the exciting, fast-paced culmination of a 16-week finalist program. It is a fun opportunity for hard-working high school students to showcase the ventures they’ve created to build the future of Memphis. You will be invited to engage with the innovations and the leaders who created them. Vote to select the grand prize winner, and have a direct hand in helping to select thousands of dollars in additional funding for the best student ideas.

Light refreshments will be available.

Even better: Encourage students to use their full potential to change the world.

WHERE:

Join us in the McCallum Ballroom, Bryan Campus Life Center at Rhodes College. Address: 2000 North Parkway, Memphis, 38112

Free parking is available in the Rhodes campus parking lots. There are two lots within a short, one-minute walk to the Bryan Campus Life Center.

Tickets are $10 per person, with all proceeds benefiting the skills development and entrepreneurial ideas of future LITE students.

WHEN:

Thursday, December 6, at 5:30 p.m.

  • 5:30 – 6:00: Hear from 27 different students as they share elevator pitches at their booths.
  • 6:00 – 7:00: Watch eight finalists pitch on stage for the chance at funding.

WHY:

Because you could inspire a student to dream big  AND improve a city you love. What could be better than that?

LITE has been named one of the five most innovative grassroots organizations driving change in the country by The Renewal Project. Forbes magazine has named it one of the 20 ideas that can change the world. This program has already helped over 2,000 students in Memphis develop and strengthen their entrepreneurial skills.

WHY WAIT?

Get a head start! Between now and Nov. 30 at 11:59 p.m., you are invited to vote for your favorite ideas here. Meet the young innovators and help decide who should pitch on the Pitch Night stage! These students want your vote!

Purchase your tickets here. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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