Junior Achievement’s Entrepreneurs’ Showcase

| June 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

 

From left to right: Diego Wada, Kristy Huynh, Darian Maurer, Branden Teguh, Anu Watts, Jordan Mafi (president)

From left to right: Diego Wada, Kristy Huynh, Darian Maurer, Branden Teguh, Anu Watts, Jordan Mafi (president)

Young entrepreneurs from Harmonium advance to the national competition

This past month, at Junior Achievement (JA) of San Diego’s The Next Big Thing: Entrepreneurs’ Showcase presented by Cymer, Inc., nine student-run companies competed to be named the Student Company of the Year.

All part of JA Company Program, the student entrepreneurs came from Barrio Logan, City Heights, Chula Vista, Poway, San Marcos and Mira Mesa schools for a chance to advance to the Junior Achievement National Student Leadership Summit in Washington D.C. this summer. The judges from Cymer, Hewlett-Packard, Intuit, Point Loma Nazarene University and Big Bamboo, LLC picked the winners based on their marketing and financial performances, professionalism and business pitches.

During the two eight-minute pitches, Re-Boxed from Harmonium wowed with their products—eco-friendly shadowbox photo frames—winning the first place trophy. Westview High School’s Beyond, Inc. took home second place for their clothing line promoting unity and self-value. Winning the third place and The Best Showcase Award, Westview’s Active Youth Sports, presented their afterschool sports clinic for elementary school students.

Junior Achievement USA® also announced Re-Boxed as one of the 15 companies in the nation to go to the Junior Achievement National Student Leadership Summit in June. At the summit, the team will make a commercial about their product, give a presentation to a judging panel and will compete in a trade fair. Plus, through a series of hands-on workshops, students will learn teamwork and leadership skills while developing feasible business solutions to society’s most pressing challenges.

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