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Computers4Kids Hosts Business Pitch Competition at CitySpace

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Middle and high school student pitch ideas at CitySpace Middle and high school student pitch ideas at CitySpace

A group of middle and high school students pitched their business plans to a panel in Charlottesville in hopes of winning some startup money.

Computers4Kids hosted a business pitch competition at CitySpace Tuesday morning. The event wraps up the program's week-long "Start Your Own Business" entrepreneurship camp.

Dilara Urushanova, 18, won the competition with her plan to start a Middle Eastern pastry business.

"I've been wanting to do this for the past three years and I wanted to do it with my mom and she's a great cook. She's amazing and I made this baklava today.  We just want to share what we have at home, like all the Middle Eastern pastries that we make," said Urushanova.

Thirteen business ideas were pitched at Tuesday's competition. 

Each student that presented and earned a minimum score got $50. First through third place finalists received a cash bonus.

The funds were granted by Charlottesville's Office of Economic Development.

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