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Redmond, Wash. – At a live event on the evening of Wednesday, January 6, Lake Washington School District (LWSD) Superintendent, Dr. Jon Holmen, announced Pathway Forward, LWSD’s plan to return students to in-person learning for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.

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    Teen Startup Challenge

    2020 LWSD Teen Startup Challenge

    Are you a high school student with an idea for a new product or business? This challenge is for you!

    Completed application packet is due on September 28, 2020 by midnight via email to Kate Atvars, College and Career Readiness Program Specialist.

    Teen Startup

    What is the LWSD Teen Startup Challenge?
    The LWSD Teen Startup Challenge is designed to promote student startup ideas and venture creation. The challenge provides the opportunity for high school students to win prizes and learn from local business leaders. Finalists will present their ideas and business plans and receive invaluable feedback from successful professionals.

    Who can participate?
    The challenge is open to high school students in Lake Washington School District.

    What are the prizes?
    The winning students/teams will be featured at Investor Sharks Northwest, will receive feedback and advice from some of the biggest venture capitalists and angel investors in the Puget Sound Region, and will be awarded prize money from the Kirkland Chamber of Commerce!

    All participants will receive recognition and awards!

    How do I enter?

    1. Complete the application packet and email completed packet to Kate Atvars (katvars@lwsd.org), College and Career Readiness Program Specialist.
    2. Finalists advancing to the Investment Round will be notified by October 4, 2020. Finalists will prepare and submit a 10-minute presentation/pitch to Kate Atvars by Monday, October 12. Finalists will receive additional details regarding presentation requirements.

    When are applications due?
    Completed applications are due September 28, 2020 by midnight. Completed applications must be submitted via email to Kate Atvars, College and Career Readiness Program Specialist.

    Thank you to our wonderful sponsors and judges!

    Kirkland Chamber of Commerce
    Lee Johnson Auto Family Teen Start Up Challenge Sponsor
    Passport Unlimited