Red Wall & Stairs

LAUSD Summer 2021

Project ECHO is proud to partner with LAUSD and support entrepreneurship in the classroom


Teacher Support

Contact the following staff:

Lily Jones: For questions on curriculum or modifications to learning outcomes

Tammy Pao: For questions on implementation, classroom based support and guest teaching

Matilda Albano: For questions about the Pitch Competition and student support in preparation for the Competition

Diane Quast: Anything else

Office Hours 

Office hours are available daily from 1-2pm and must be scheduled in advance.

Scheduled Site Visits
Project ECHO team members will visit each classroom one time per week.


  • Teachers may request assistance via calls or email

  • Project ECHO team member to watch classroom based showcase event


Pitch Competition
Middle School Students and
High School Students
will compete separately.

Two teams from each classroom will advance to the Finals Pitch Competition.

Event Details
Details coming soon! 
Date: Late July (tbd)
Time: 10am - 2pm
Location: On Zoom!


Event Schedule

Event Schedule

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Team Presentation Schedule

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Zoom Rooms

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Links to Zoom Competition Rooms

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Project ECHO is proud to host Los Angeles Unified School Districts' middle and high school Teen Innovation and Entrepreneurship Summer Program. This program will allow students to develop leadership skills while they ideate and innovate solutions to real world problems. The program will culminate in a Pitch Competition, where business teams will pitch their start up ideas to panels of judges. This event is intended to simulate the real-world process of entrepreneurs soliciting start-up funds from investors.


On competition day, teams will present their start-ups to judges who'll collectively evaluate the vision of the company, the urgency of the problem the business will solve, the product/service being offered, the market opportunity, marketing & growth strategy, competitors and the overall presentation.

Students are taught to imagine themselves on Shark Tank - how will they get the attention of the judges?

They need more than an idea...   they need a solid business pitch!

This competition aims to not only crown the winners, but to also help build a generation of successful business and community leaders who are willing to take risks.

We hope you'll save the date and join us!

Stay Tuned for More Information!

Teens compete with their teams virtually.

Team Glean’s Pitch Overview