Three-time Grammy nominated music producer, rapper and Memphis native Christopher ‘Drumma Boy’ Gholson, in coordination with his Drum Squad Foundation, is presenting the Dream Summit and Student Business Plan Competition (BPC) for Memphis youth and adults this weekend (April 26, 2014) at the University of Memphis.
The competition is open to all students, facilities, staff and alumni of Shelby County Schools and surrounding counties.
Those who wish to participate in the competition are asked to register a free membership with Drum Squad Foundation for the BPC, then submit a business plan concept for the music, sports, arts or entertainment industry or related business.
Teams can have up to four members when submitting their idea or concept into the competition.
First place prize for the winning team includes a cash prize of $2,500, while second and third place prizes are said to be determined later based on level of sponsorships the BPC receives.
Drumma Boy’s Dream Summit and Student Business Plan competition is set to take place at the FedEx Institute of Technology on the campus of the University of Memphis (10am to 12pm).
Panelists on the Dream Summit include Drumma Boy himself; Executive Director of the Memphis & Shelby County Music Commission, Johnnie Walker; Chief Operating Officer of the Memphis Grizzlies, Jason Wexler; Director of Global Community Impact at Nike, Willie Gregory; and Jimmie Lee Solomon, former Executive Vice President of Operations at Major League Baseball (MLB).
For more information on Dream (Drumma’s Education, Arts and Music) Summit, visit drumsquadfoundation.org.