Congratulations to the Top 25 Y.E.S. for Arkansas finalists!
Now it’s time for teams to begin work on creating their Best Marketing Piece and Best Retail Booth entries for Expo Day!
Expo Day 2019 will be Friday, January 25, at Park Plaza, 6000 W. Markham St., Little Rock.. Team teachers/sponsors will now need to start collecting T-shirt sizes for themselves and each team member. Media releases for each teacher/sponsor and team member must also be completed. Both the T-shirt sizes and the media releases can be uploaded to the team’s Startup Compete account. Arkansas Capital will send an email to the teachers/sponsors of the Top 25 teams with more information following the announcement.
A Marketing Piece can be a flyer, brochure, video or audio clip, web page, social media promotion, or other idea the students want to create. Neither Wi-Fi nor hardwire internet connections are available. For internet-based marketing pieces, design them to where you can show them offline. You will need to bring your own laptop or other mobile device.
For Retail Booths, elements of the booth design should include color, lighting, signage, and focus. Elements of the display need to be neat and streamlined, showcasing the features and benefits of the product or service. Team members need to be prepared to talk about their product or service and show professionalism and enthusiasm.
Each booth space will be 8 feet wide by 6 feet deep with a skirted 6-foot table, two chairs, and electrical power drops provided. Also, each booth will have an 8-foot drape hanging at the back of the booth with 3 feet of drape hanging along the sides of the booth.
Arrive at Park Plaza: Between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.
Setup on Third Level: Between 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Expo and Judging: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Takedown: 12:00 p.m.
Awards Ceremony: 1:30 p.m., Park Plaza Level 2, East Side
Departure: 2:00 p.m.
Best Business Plan: The 1st through 4th place winners were decided by judges in the written round, determined by the teams with the highest four scores. These winners are announced along with the other winners in the categories during the Expo Day Awards Ceremony.