Arlington-based Global Voice Hall (GVH), a news media startup “powered by Millennials,” gave 18 lucky entrepreneurial students across the country the chance of a lifetime.
Through its Campus Innovator Showcase, GVH produced professionally edited one-minute YouTube segments for each student, gifting them a digital calling card of sorts to share with potential investors, mentors and clients. Each video profile is live on GVH’s website and YouTube channel.
“As an entrepreneur myself, I know how crucial it is to have unique and multidimensional ways to market your business,” said GVH co-founder and president Cheryl Montalvo. “Through our Campus Innovator Showcase, we are able to give students an original platform to tell their stories in an engaging manner that can help them move their ideas forward.”
According to research from the Kauffman Foundation, 54 percent of Millennials would like to start their own businesses. Unfortunately, up to 74 percent of college students have no access to entrepreneurship resources on campus, according to a recent survey by the Young Entrepreneur Council.
Campus Innovator Showcase intends to act as a resource that equips students and entrepreneurs with the ability to promote themselves.
GHV has traveled around the country this year on its national collegiate tour, Rebuilding America: Path of the Entrepreneur, sharing resources for budding student entrepreneurs and showcasing student innovators like those participating in the Campus Innovator Showcase.
The company has been working to connect student entrepreneurs to Marc Cuban of ABC’s “Shark Tank” and a panel of celebrity judges. Later this year, GVH plans to partner with a major news organization to interview NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.