Schools may be closed but that didn’t stop NFTE students from refining their business plans and pitches. Three businesses made it to the final round of competition in the 2020 New York Metro Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge. Here are the results:
Charlize Leon, age 16, a student at Perth Amboy High School in Perth Amboy, NJ took first place with her pitch for Gifting Bites, a mobile app that allows businesses to “gift” surplus food items to non profit organizations or consumers in need.
Stefania Arroyave, age 19, a graduate of Lincoln High School in Yonkers, NY took second place with her pitch for G-Pillow, a memory foam cushion to promote comfort and good posture while playing video games.
Danielle Amo-Nyarko, age 16, and Abby Camara, age 15, students at the High School of Economics and Finance in New York, NY finished third with a pitch for Watchable, a watch worn by a child and their parent or guardian to ensure safety.
All have qualified to compete in Nationals this year. They advance to the quarterfinal rounds in the National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge this October.