Four Meadowbrook High School students win $1,000 for their businesses after Shark Tank-style competitionMay 13, 2022 - Sabrina Moreno - Richmond Times Dispatch, WTVR
Wednesday night marked the end of the Shark Tank project launched by Meadowbrook Academy for Developing Entrepreneurs — one of 13 specialty centers in Chesterfield County Public Schools. The first Shark Tank round took place last month and included more than 50 students pitching judges their business proposals.
The initiative began at the start of the school year when the Chesterfield Education Foundation connected the center with a $20,000 grant from the Community Foundation for a greater Richmond.
Virginia Commonwealth University’s da Vinci Center for Innovation later joined the partnership, which allowed Meadowbrook students to get involved with VCU’s Entrepreneurship Academy, connect students with mentors, and teach them about design and the art of pitching.