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LA Unified Summer 2022

This Page is Intended to Provide Enrolled Teachers, Students and Volunteers with Program Information.

Project ECHO is proud to partner with LA Unified

Project ECHO is proud to host Los Angeles Unified School Districts' middle and high school Teen Innovation and Entrepreneurship Summer Program students. This program develops leadership skills in students as they work in teams and ideate and innovate solutions to industry problems. The program will culminate in a Pitch Competition, where business teams pitch their start up ideas to panels of judges, just like the entrepreneurs on Shark Tank!

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Scroll Below for Showcase Event Information 

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Showcase Events

Showcase Events
All participating classrooms will conclude with a pitch competition. 
Middle and high school student teams will 
compete separately.

Check out Project ECHO's Facebook: @LaunchECHO for some photos!

Pre-Register Your Team
Teams must be pre-registered on this form:

Event Details
Friday, July 8 @ 10am via Zoom

Friday, July 22, @ 10am in person at
Los Angeles City College

Friday, August 5, @ 10am via Zoom

Contact Information
Curriculum and Implementation
Kelly McDaniel ThorissonLead Teacher
Schedule office hours on CALENDLY

Event Preparation
Matilda Albano, Program Director

General Inquiries
Diane Quast, Executive Director

Or call: 424.238.1884

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Guest Speakers

Guest Speakers 
Teachers and students are invited to log into our Zoom and join our featured entrepreneur chat. Check back as more speakers will be added.

Join the ZOOM

Join our Zoom and broadcast the presentation onto your whiteboard, or have students join from their personal devices. Each presentation is scheduled for 30 minutes followed by a Q&A.

Previous Chats: VIDEOS

Ahdee Abramson, Dog Treat Entrepreneur
Watch his presentation HERE

Mike Catania, Coupon King!
Watch his presentation HERE

Mark Lipps, Ripe Choice Farm Fresh Catering
Watch his presentation HERE

Eric P. Rose, Technology Entrepreneur
Watch his presentation HERE


Professional Support

Administrative Office Hours 
Office hours are available via Zoom and must be requested 24 hours in advance.  

Tuesdays and Thursdays
9-11AM and 3

Schedule office hours on CALENDLY

Video: The Perfect Pitch
8 minutes. Provides instruction on the information and graphics to include on a winning pitch deck. 

VIDEO: The Marketing Plan
3 minutes: Solid overview of the "4 P's of Marketing: Product, Price, Place & Promotion"

Sample Team Pitches
The following presentations won a previous competition!

High School Pitch

Middle School Pitch

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Teacher Resources

Site Visits
Schedule a team member to visit your classroom and support your program implementation.

Event Schedule

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Event Schedule

August 5 Showcase Event


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Team Presentation Schedule

Zoom Rooms

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Virtual competitions will check here for their Zoom Links.

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