Are you a teen with your very own business or business idea and ready to take on the world? Tell us about it and win!

At VerticalResponse, we’re passionate about helping small businesses grow, no matter how young the CEO. If you’re between 13 and 18 years old, enter your video pitch to win “seed” cash and awesome prizes!

How to Enter

Shoot a 2-minute video

Wow us with your cool business or business idea. Check out our tips to see what we're looking for.

Submit your entry by February 3rd

Upload your video to YouTube, then fill out our entry form.

Tell everyone to vote for you

Spread the word! Daily ballots can be cast through voters’ Facebook accounts, and the top vote-getters move on to become finalists.


Our panel of entrepreneurs and experts will gather behind their magic curtain, review the finalists and select the three winners!

Dates to Remember:

Entry Deadline: Feb 3, 2012
Public Voting Opens: Feb 7, 2012
Public Voting Ends: Feb 24, 2012
Winners Announced: Mar 5, 2012


1st place winner:
- $4,000
- Trip to TEDxTeen
On March 31 in New York - conference tickets, airfare and lodging included for winner and one adult parent/guardian
- Electronic gizmo

Two 2nd place winners:
$2,000 ea.
- (tbd) Electronic gizmo

All winners also will receive a one-year supply of free email marketing credits from VerticalResponse (up to $500), as well as a featured column on and more!