The Gwinnett County Public Library presents RISE, the second annual teen entrepreneurship program. RISE helps Gwinnett County teens develop entrepreneurial skills to create economic opportunities. Participants will receive mentorship from industry professionals, develop a small business plan, and pitch their ideas to a panel of local entrepreneurs in a Shark Tank style competition. Aspiring entrepreneurs are invited to apply.
RISE Dates & Times:
Wednesday, February 7, 2024, 5 – 7:30 pm
Thursday, February 8, 2024, 5 – 7:30 pm
Tuesday, February 13, 2024, 5 – 7:30 pm
Thursday, February 15, 2024, 5 – 7:30 pm
Wednesday, February 21, 2024, 5 – 7:30 pm
Thursday, February 22, 2024, 5 – 7:30 pm
Pitch Presentation & Awards Ceremony:
Saturday, February 24, 2024 – 10 am – 12 pm
Who Can Apply?
• Gwinnett County Residents
• Teens | Ages 13-19 Years Old
• Aspiring Entrepreneurs
Open: Monday, October 9, 2023
Close: Wednesday, January 10, 2024
Entrepreneurship at the Learning Labs
The Learning Labs are community maker spaces to create, collaborate, and share digital content. Library cardholders 13 years of age and older have access to 8 maker spaces across the county to explore entrepreneurial interests. Our technology includes laser printers, digital cameras, podcasting mixers, sewing machines, software, and more. All of this is industry-leading and FREE! Young entrepreneurs can develop their ideas using our maker spaces, then promote their businesses on free sites like Etsy, Fiverr, Instagram, WordPress, and YouTube.
Adobe Creative Cloud Software
Cricut Cutters and more!
Access to our Learning Labs is free with a library card. Out-of-county patrons can purchase a full-access library card for $40 a year.