This is part of a semester long project I use for my Introduction to Business and Marketing class. Check out my store Business Girl for more parts of the project. You can also purchase this activity as a zip file with all of the parts of the project. This file contains the student instructions for developing their food truck business pitch presentation (PowerPoint), a rubric for grading the project, and evaluation sheets that the students fill out as they watch the presentations. Students explain their business concept, develop a presentation, use persuasive techniques to sell their idea, and evaluate the pitches of their classmates.
For this section of the project I have the students prepare a presentation with the instructions provided. Then the students take turns presenting to the class. I usually invite 2-3 "guest investors" aka adults from the school or community to come observe. I usually give the guest investors about $20,000 (pretend money) to allocate to whichever food truck they like. The students then each have $5,000 to invest in 1 food truck of their choosing. I total up all of the money and the group that gets the most money gets extra credit on the project.