Inaugural 24Hour Generator - Huntsville

 

On the evening of Friday, March 11, 2016, 48 students representing 10 High Schools from North Alabama and 4 countries from Central America took over the UAH School of Business for 24 intense hours to learn entrepreneurship by ideating practical business solutions for 8 local businesses. The event was the culmination of months of preparation and the hard work of over 50 mentors, facilitators, and volunteers that gave their time, talent, and treasure to the cause of sparking the flame of entrepreneurship in our youth. 

Over 200 people attended our inaugural the event showing their support to the next generation of business leaders. Even though it was the first day of our Spring Break families, local business leaders, mentors and facilitators choose to spend Friday and Saturday differently in a creative and energized environment. The winning team received both the jury and people's choice award, represented in $140 per student and the Second place winners received $60 per student.

Most important than the money (which was augmented by audience donations), all the participating teams received mentorship and advise from a wide range of business leaders and were exposed to what it takes to start a business using the proven CO.STARTERS entrepreneurial curriculum.

 

Impact

ACTIVITY

48 Students
19% Students from Title 1 Schools
5 Nationalities
10 High Schools

28 Mentors
300 Student Mentor Hours

28 Volunteers
700 Volunteer Hours

7 Strategic Partners
23 Business Sponsors
8 Business Challenges

250 Total Attendees

IMMEDIATE OUTCOMES

$48.5K Invested in the community

$34K Mentoring, workshops & 
education

$1.2K Cash Awarded to Students

$13.3K Production Costs

4 Students got involved in other local
entrepreneurial programs and events

LONG-TERM OUTCOMES

8 Students inspired to start their own business

5 Students involved in the local startup community

All Title 1 School Students on track to graduate from High School and would like to do the program again

30% Participation Commitment to
underrepresented High School Students

3 Additional communities interested

Participating Schools

TEAMS

We had an incredible turnout for our inaugural 2016 24Hour Generator. 48 students were divided into 8 teams, representing a diverse cross-section of schools from Madison County, Madison City, Huntsville City, and a delegation from CAYA students from Central America.

 

JUDGES

We had an amazing panel of all entrepreneur judges that decided on the 1st Place and 2nd Place awards.
The audience voted for their favorite to select a Public Favorite Award.

Charley Burrus

LISA WILLIAMS

CHRIS HANBACK

STUART OBERMANN

JAN PHILIPPE EIRAS

DAVID RICE, MD

THAD MAULDIN

 

SPEAKERS

 
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BRYAN POWELL
METABAHN
@BRYANP

 
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JOURNAL

24Hour Generator is only possible thanks to our tireless volunteers and the generosity of our sponsors and partners. Learn more about why our local businesses and entrepreneurs are getting behind the 24Hour Generator initiative in our blog.

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Team Sponsors

In-Kind Sponsors

 
 

Partners