2017 CUTX Biz Kid$ Entrepreneurship Competition

Credit Union of Texas’s Biz Kid$ Entrepreneurship competition provides an opportunity for two teams of young entrepreneurs to pitch their businesses to a panel of esteemed professionals. The winner of the competition represents their school and CUTX at the national level. This year’s teams hail from H.W. Lang Middle School, lead by teacher Dee Coyle, and D.A. Hulcy STEAM Middle School, lead by teacher Jashida Rather.

The Process

Hazel Moreno

CUTX Outreach Coordinator, Hazel Moreno, presenting a financial literacy lesson to Biz Kid$ participants

Credit Union of Texas’s Outreach Coordinator, Hazel Moreno, mentors the two teams prior to the competition. From startup costs, to marketing, to staffing, the all-student teams had to fabricate their businesses from the ground up.

All preparation leads up to their final presentation at the CUTX Biz Kid$ Entrepreneurship Competition. There, each team is tasked with presenting their businesses to a panel of judges. Probably the most nerve-wracking part of the competition, the students are subject to questioning from the judges after their presentation. The students’ preparedness was impressive as they were able to confidently answer questions like, “How did you determine the price per unit for your product?”

The Scholar Stop

Biz Kids Participants

2017 Biz Kid$ Entrepreneurship Competition participants

The team from H.W. Lang Middle School, lead by their teacher Dee Coyle, presented their school supply business, The Scholar Stop. Selling custom school supplies to the student body and staff, the team is hoping to earn enough profit to fund a class field trip.


Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Biz Kid$ Entrepreneurship Competition, Kool Dillz, from D.A. Hulcy STEAM Middle School, lead by teacher Jashida Rather. Their business sold a school favorite snack, flavored pickles! Their product was unique, cost-effective, and who doesn’t love a variety of flavors?

We had a blast hosting our second Biz Kid$ Entrepreneurship Competition. Thank you to everyone who participated!

2 thoughts on “2017 CUTX Biz Kid$ Entrepreneurship Competition

  1. Hello
    First Congratulations Shareefah Mason on being the 2017 Scholarship recipient. Job Well Done !!!
    I’m curious how do one apply for the Student Scholarships?

    • Thank you Patriece. I just sent you an e-mail with your requested information. Have a great day!

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