Students face off in 'Shark Tank' style competition

Students face off in 'Shark Tank' style competition

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - High school students shared their ideas for start-up companies and competed for cash and prizes at the Junior Achievement Pitch Competition and Showcase Monday.

The "Shark Tank style event" at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts featured student run companies followed by a pitch competition for the top five finalists.

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Monday's event was part of Junior Achievement's Be Entrepreneurial program. The seven week program pairs high school students with local business leaders to teach them how to create and run their own business. Students in the program then demonstrated their understanding of business concepts at the showcase and competition.

Louisville native and Wicked Sheets founder and designer Alli Truttman delivered the keynote address.

Junior Achievement partnered with the Kentucky Innovation Network, GLI Enterprise Corporation and JP Morgan Chase & Company to host the competition and showcase.

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