The competitors from the 2014 National Challenge

2015 Participants
The following young people won their regional or citywide business plan competitions and will compete in New York City on October 6th, 2015 at the NFTE National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge. Congratulations to all our competitors!

Selma Ahmetovic & Selma Mustabasic
So Scentsational, LLC
Hartford, CT
Eco-friendly, hypoallergenic and sustainable candles that embody personality and creativity.

Urbana Anam & Jannatul Rowshan
Urbanalifa Hijabs
Queens, NY
Customizable and fashionable Hijabs for Muslim women looking to reveal their sense
of style while maintaining their religious modesty.

Omar Barriga
New Generations Teen Night Club
Fresno, CA
A safe and secure, alcohol and drug free nightclub for teens within the Fresno area.

Ramsey Benzina & Jacob Katz
Jams Music Group
Alexandria, VA
A music platform and management group geared to provide every aspiring musician
with equal opportunity to create a career in music.

Alyssa Brennan & Aviva Grimmett
Plantation, FL
A business providing a pain-free/needle-free option to help Diabetics monitor their blood sugar levels.

Shemar Coombs
Philadelphia PA
A phone case with a built-in groove to allow
for easy headphone storage.

Destiny Davis
DestinTees Custom Tees & Apparel
Ferguson, MO
A company that designs high-quality, customized T-shirts.

Kevin Diniz
Easy Scholar
Sunrise, FL
An app that allows students to find relevant scholarships.

Samantha Faxon & Sharlyn McClendon
Your City Gold Card
Hayward, CA
A year-long, reusable discount card that supports local businesses, employs teens
with part-time jobs, and helps raise funds
for schools.

Javon Gholston & Michael Heier, Jr.
Power To The PCB
Baltimore, MD
Power To The PCB is an engineering tool design company dedicated to making more efficient work tools for those working in electronics.

Justin Godby, William Leach
Washington, DC
A provider of exclusive, hard-to-attain shoes/sneakers in the DC area.

Ashley Gonzalez & Roha Nehas
Beat The Heat Headwear
Irving, TX
A head band containing a cooling-gel sewn
into it that keeps your head cool during
outdoor activities.

Rhett Hoskinson & Jarrod Trief
Memory Note
Stamford, CT
Music Therapy for the elderly mind.

Kenneth Huertas
A Touch of Eco
Downey, CA
An environmentally-friendly mobile
auto detailing service in the Greater
Los Angeles area.

Ryan Hyde
Ignited Innovations
Painesville, OH
Concrete-based, environmentally friendly products to enhance the décor of your home and living space.

Elijah Jobe
Los Angeles, CA
An app that allows basketball players and fans to find recreation centers and parks in their area in order to meet up for games.

Cristina Lawson
San Jose, CA
A product which harnesses your kinetic
energy as you walk or run and converts it to electricity to power your phone or electrical device.

Hariella Lawson & Desiree Michel
Brooklyn, NY
An app designed to give teenagers ideas, motivation and summer opportunities (like internships) in their communities based on individual interests.

Isabella Lovain
Help Ignite Progress
Alexandria, VA
Help Ignite Progress is a curriculum designed to increase social knowledge about current events and discrimination.

Christie Medina
Yonkers, NY
Gourmet Hispanic baked goods.

Caleb Milligan
Caleb Alexander: The Next Generation of Magic
Charleston, SC
An affordable, fresh and innovative magic show that appeals to today’s 21st century audience.

Joey Orosz
Painesville, OH
Handmade bracelets promoting cause awareness and sold wholesale for fundraising events.

Rohit Pellai
Reserve My Spot mobile app
Tucker, GA
An app which allows students to find and reserve parking spots and provides an extra layer of security for school officials.

Marcos Quiroz & Eduardo Reyes
Inventive Smoothies
Chicago, IL
A food truck selling healthy smoothies in the Chicago area.

Jason Ramadan
Cliff Fall
Coral Springs, FL
An iOS game with a more personalized and user-friendly experience.

Emily Raney
Alloy Interp
Dallas, TX
A custom design jewelry company that utilizes various metals, beads, and even gum wrappers to help young girls express their individual styles.

Yoanna Rodriguez & Tamara Rodriguez
Star Athletes
Lawrence, MA
A professional videographer service dedicated to creating “highlight” videos for college athlete recruitment.

Alexandria Rodriguez
Jamaica, NY
A diet app dedicated to providing emotional and technical support as well as clinically-based dietary data for those trying to lose weight.

Patrick Rogers & Faith Zavala
4:13 Supply Co
Fresno, CA
A spiritually based clothing line inspired by the scripture Philippians 4:13.

Colton Ross
Kickies Cookies
Baltimore, MD
Kickies Cookies is an artisanal caffeinated cookie business.

Crystal Sanchez
Guardian Locket
Lawndale, CA
A fashionable security necklace disguised as a regular piece of jewelry, empowering women to contact local law enforcement when threatened by an attacker.

Angelique Shepard
Paper Pic Designs
Newark, DE
A design solution to customize notepads.

Connor Simonson
Deep Fried Dyes
Mt. Pleasant, SC
Professional string and dye jobs for lacrosse players: enhancing style and improving performance on the field.

Davon Smith
Level UP!
Chicago, IL
Level Up! matches a student's Lexile score to an interest survey to help the student select interesting and engaging texts.

Jacob Tiemann
Sneaker Trade
Ferguson, MO
An app which allows users to sell and trade shoes.

Armani Tomlinson
Keejah Custom Cases
Bridgeport, CT
Custom phone cases.