Who says you need to be old enough to drive to have a great business idea?

Recognizing that entrepreneurial lightning can strike at any time,  Idea Tank for Kids AT HOME 2020 is seeking business pitches from kids ages 8-13 in a nationwide competition with a grand prize of $1,000.

Any invention or business concept is eligible, from a germ of an idea to a prototype of a product. The $1,000 grand prize will be awarded by a judging panel of successful executives and entrepreneurs. A $500 “audience favorite” winner will be selected by family members, friends and classmates viewing the free online pitch event.

The deadline to enter is June 25, with a fun “Shark Tank”-like finale for the top 20 submissions to be held online June 30 via video conference.

Here’s how Idea Tank for Kids AT HOME works:

1.) Come up with an idea and business pitch. (Think Shark Tank!)

2.) Parents must fill out the registration form. Any accompanying videos should be sent by parents to IdeaTank4Kids@gmail.com.

3.) Top 20 Finalists will be notified on June 26, 2020.

4.) Top 20 Finalists will pitch their idea over Zoom to our Judge panel on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 3 p.m. CT.

5.) Up to 1,000 audience members can watch the event over Zoom and will vote for an audience favorite. Judge grand prize winner will win $1,000! Audience Fan Favorite will win $500!