Eighteen Somerset County students have entered May 19 entrepreneurial contest
Eighteen Somerset County students grades 7-12 will participate in Somerset County Library System of New Jersey’s second Teen Tycoons, an entrepreneurial competition, on Friday, May 19, 7-9:30 p.m. at SCLSNJ’s Manville Library branch, located at 100 S. 10th Avenue in Manville.
The Shark Tank-inspired contest will involve a one-minute presentation (without props, slides, or any other supporting materials) to a panel of judges who are looking for original business concepts and/or new variations of an existing business concept. Cash prizes will be awarded to first, second, and third place.
SCLSNJ Teen Tycoons participants are (in alphabetical order by last name):
- Aidan Allman-Cooper, grade 9, Watchung Hills high School
- Jagdeep Bhatia, grade 9, Watchung Hills Regional High School
- Brianna Broderick, grade 11, Academy for Health and Medical Sciences (SCVTHS) with Madison Hill-Glover, grade 11, Academy for Health and Medical Sciences (SCVTHS)
- Anusahana Chandrashekar, grade 10, Watchung Hills Regional High School
- Ethan Dietzman, grade 10, Bridgewater-Raritan High School.
- Gabriel Garcia, grade 12, Bound Brook High School
- Swas Goel, grade 8, French American School of Princeton with Tanish Jain, grade 7, Montgomery Upper Middle School
- Niharika Iyer, grade 9, Watchung Hills Regional High School
- Pragadeshwar Kalatheeswaran, grade 7, Raritan Middle School
- Oliver Matta, grade 9, Bridgewater-Raritan High School
- Samantha Osborne, grade 7, Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School
- Harshita Ramakrishnan, grade 10, Bridgewater-Raritan High School
- Flabia Recinos, grade 11, North Plainfield High School
- Vraj Thakar, grade 11, Hillsborough High School
- Jose Torres, grade 12, Bound Brook High School
- Daniel Zeng, grade 7, Warren Middle School
“This is the second year we will be offering this program and I am very excited we have opened up the program to 7th and 8th graders,” said program coordinator Cathy DeBerry. “It it clear by this year’s registrations that the entrepreneurial spirit is not limited to any age.”