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Project ECHO and JP Morgan Chase's The Fellowship Initiative
Proudly Presents
The National TFI Showcase Pitch Competition
Saturday, April 30, 2022
10:00AM - 12 Noon Pacific Time

Project ECHO is proud to partner with JP Morgan Chase's The Fellowship Initiative and their nonprofit partners to provide entrepreneurship training as a catalyst to high school graduation, college, career

- and possibly future self-employment. More than 200 teens from Los Angeles, Oakland, Houston and Chicago will compete for cash prizes and major bragging rights!


Event Schedule

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Event Schedule


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Team Presentation Schedule

Zoom Rooms

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Links to Zoom Competition Rooms

PW: Room1
PW: Room2
PW: Room3
PW: Room4




Project ECHO is proud to host JP Morgan Chase National TFI Showcase Event, consisting of teens from Los Angeles, Oakland, Houston and Chicago. Fellows participated is a semester-long entrepreneurship academy where they worked in teams to consider problems in their communities and innovate solutions through the development of a product or service.  The program will culminate with the Showcase Event, 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 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!

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