MBD: Girl Edition March 17-18

This is a neat opportunity that has never been extended to WCS in the past.

Matt Harris

Coordinator of Innovation/CTAE

Walker County Schools


Good afternoon!

I wanted to ensure you received information about MBD:Girl Edition scheduled for March 17-18.  There are three components for students;  a “reverse pitch”, a market place and some general education to help girls further their pursuit of an entrepreneurial path. This email provides details on each of those components and links to additional helpful information.


  1. 24Hour Generator:  a reverse-pitch competition open to high school girls from across the Tennessee Valley and co-hosted by PEF, CO.LAB and GPS. You can nominate a student by completing an application  and encourage students to self-nominate using the same form. The 24Hour Generator can be a great opportunity for students who break, rather than fit, the traditional mold—we’re not just looking for the class presidents or the valedictorians, but instead for girls who may have yet to find their passion. We’ve attached a set of profiles to illustrate types of students who may make especially good candidates. Some quick details, with more information available at getyourmbd.com:
  • Applications are open to female high school students, grades 9 through 12, whether home-schooled, publicly or privately educated. We have 50 spots available in this year’s event;applications will close February 23rd.
  • Local businesses and startups present challenges to teams of students; these teams then work with business leaders and mentors to develop a unique solution and pitch over the following 24 hours.
  • Teams will present their ideas to the public and a panel of judges, for prizes and recognition, at Mad, Bad and Dangerous: Girl Edition on March 17th.  The final pitch event will be open to the public, so families, friends and teachers are welcome to attend and cheer on their students.
  • The Generator is an all-nighter, with female chaperones and security.
  • Participants and their families will all be invited to a VIP reception with community and entrepreneurial leaders after their event.
  • There is no cost to participate


  1. Girls Marketplace: Calling all entrepreneurs!  If you have a product or service and need a place to sell it, the marketplace is for you!  You keep all the money from what you sell and there are prizes for best booth.  To help you prepare, three free workshops are offered at the downtown Public Library;
  • Sat. Feb. 3, 2-4pm Identifiying Your Target audience
  • Sat. Feb 17, 2-4pm Booth basics and seller psychology
  • Sat. March 3, 2-4pm, Preparing for the day

More information about all of these workshops and to register can be found at www.getyourmbd.com


  1. Educational seminars – whether you are a parent trying to best support your daughter, a girl trying to learn how to present yourself and your products, or want to learn more about digital marketing, Saturday morning, March 17, is for you.  Find all the details of the available programming at www.getyourmbd.com





Ronna-Renee Jackson