Cape Cod students win entrepreneurship contest with business ideas

Catrina P. Smith

BARNSTABLE — Younger people today can master a good deal at Barnstable Large College: how to resolve an algebra problem, how to read through DNA code and how to make sense out of literary classics. Some learners are even discovering what it normally takes to start off a organization.  

In a competition similar to TV’s “Shark Tank” — where entrepreneurs check out to persuade a panel of tycoons to commit in their idea — pupils recently pitched their small business suggestions to a panel of judges.

Emerging from the pack on June 14 had been Nicholas Pouliot and Dominic Ford, who received prizes at a New England semi-closing levels of competition for young entrepreneurs. 

The competitors was sponsored by the Network for Educating Entrepreneurship, or NFTE, a world-wide nonprofit firm that gives entrepreneurship training to middle and significant college learners.

Barnstable High School students Nicholas Pouliot, left, and Dominic Ford won second and third place, respectively, in the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship New England Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge in Boston on June 14, 2022. Pouliot will advance to NFTE’s National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge in New York this fall, where he will compete against students from across the country

What have been the Barnstable students’ strategies?

Pouliot came up with plans for a biodegradable, reusable marker for teachers to use in school rooms.

The thought for “Pouliot’s Preservation” arrived to him after noticing how quite a few markers lecturers threw absent. The marker would have a exclusive cap and back style and design so the marker could be refurbished, he mentioned. 

Pouliot won $1,000 and a probability to compete in a nationwide NFTE levels of competition to be held in New York Town in October. 

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