High School Talent Battles

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High School Talent Battles

  1. 1. We are riding the wave of popularity of televised talent competitions to fund public high school education
  2. 2. Advertisers targeting teens and theirfamilies sponsor our contests and/orpurchase numerous available ad units Sample sponsors and ads
  3. 3. Schools win funding for arts andenrichment programs; students win prizes and/or college scholarships
  4. 4. Competition? Televised, online and offline contests exist, butWe are the ONLY online stage for high school talentcontestsOur prizes will motivate contestants and voters to participateNo others provide funding to schools and college scholarships to studentsOur target audience is highly valuable to advertisersWe’re marketing heavily to 23,000 public high schools,14 million studentsand their families and communitiesWe achieve broad reach for maximum participation:Covering all types of talent, we offer contests in 60+ categories inperforming arts, visual arts, creative writing, technology, creative thinking
  5. 5. School funding: It’s not just benevolenceWill trigger viral social voting:Schools and students will rally votes to win funding for arts andenrichment programmingAllows BIG VISION:
  6. 6. This is a lucrative industry; we can achieve both social impact and financial returnSocial Impact:Federal funding for arts education has been slashed 40%(ArtsUSA.org) since 2010, with local budgets equally devastated,even though these programs reduce high school dropout rates,improve grades and teach lifelong skills. We are targeting $20M peryear from contest sponsors to help fund education.Financial Potential:This is a $ multi-billion addressable market. We are targeting$40M per year in revenue from numerous sources
  7. 7. Our model provides numerous sources of revenue for the business  Display advertising  College and talent recruiter subscriptions  Sponsor fees  Custom contests and leased technologyCollege Partners:We’ve validated the concept withnearly 50 colleges including:
  8. 8. We’re almost ready for nationwide launch!Beta testing April through June; nationwide launchSeptember 2013 Limited Launch, Nationwide Test Launch Nationwide Build audience Full Launch Announcement “Teen Voice of CT”  Battle of the Boroughs (NYC)  Min. 10 contests live test contest, singing - test contest, Visual arts  Launch crowdfunding for need-based grants Develop online/ 10 Additional 10 Additional Online/televised TV content contests contests programming  At least 60 contests  1 or more custom  At least 10 more  At least 10 more contests released contests contests
  9. 9. Thank youLinda Neaton, Co-founder and CEO 203.449.5044 lneaton@highschoolbattles.com Juel Crawford, Co-founder 203.449.5110 jcrawford@highschoolbattles.com www.highschooltalentbattles.com

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