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Two Entrepreneurs from NFTE Chicago on the #RoadtoNationals

June 25, 2020 | NFTE Chicago Metro
NFTE Chicago Metro Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

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 Chicago Metro Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge. Here are the results:

  • Jennifer Wilson, 18, from Thornwood High School, took first place with a business pitch for SoberBuddy, an app that aids former addicts in the rehabilitation process by connecting them to other recovering addicts in the area for support.
  • Unique Hawkins-Morgan, 17, from Thornwood High School, took second place with a pitch for Walking With Faith, customized socks printed with Bible quotes.
  • India Hubbard, 18, from Thornton Township High School, finished third with a pitch for Royalty’s Natural Skin Care, which offers natural body butter, soap, acne spot cream and moisturizer.

Jennifer Wilson and Unique Hawkins-Morgan, the top two finishers, have qualified to compete in Nationals this year. They advance to the quarterfinal rounds in the National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge this October.

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