New Jersey High School Business Competition Hands Out Awards for Innovative Ideas
Madison, NJ (April 5, 2006) — Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies hosted the New Jersey Business Idea Competition on the evening of March 31 in Lenfell Hall, the Mansion, at FDU’s College at Florham campus. The competition, which was open to all New Jersey high school students, provided a unique opportunity to think creatively, and to develop their own business ideas.
Students’ ideas were evaluated on the following criteria: the overall feasibility and persuasiveness of the idea, potential for growth or overall societal benefit, clarity and development of the idea, and the feasibility of building and sustaining a competitive advantage.
Semi-finalists, finalists and a winner from each region of the state: North (Bergen, Passaic, Sussex, Morris, Essex, Warren counties); Central (Hunterdon, Somerset, Union, Middlesex, Mercer and Hudson counties); and South (Monmouth, Ocean, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Atlantic, Salem, Cumberland and Cape May counties) were honored at the awards ceremony. Each of the winners received a cash prize and a certificate.
The “2006 New Jersey Business Idea Competition” was sponsored by the Edison Venture Fund, Sovereign Bank, NJCommerce, and New Jersey 101.5 Radio.
The mission of the Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies of Silberman College of Business is to foster and support entrepreneurship and innovation in the academic and business communities. Since 1989, the Institute has fulfilled its mission by offering innovative academic and outreach programs on the local, regional and increasingly, global levels.
Northern Region (Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, Warren Counties)
Bergen County Academies, Jiwon Son and Feng Xu — Globaliteracy
Hasbrouck Heights High School, Aangat Amin — The Student Debit Card
Hasbrouck Heights High School, Stephanie Pankiw — Peace of Mind
Northern Valley Regional High School Demarest, Michael Lim and Tim Chen,— Food Pyramid Supermarket
Bergen County Academies, Chris Hofheinz —The ABC’s of College
Bergen County Academies, Sachin Shukla — The Imbalance
Hasbrouck Heights High School, Robert Calderone— Calculating Basketball
Hasbrouck Heights High School, Clarrissa DelCollo — One Call Away...
Hasbrouck Heights High School, Jessica Kenney — Cookie Cove, Inc.
Northern Valley Regional High School Demarest, Mary Clifford and Katerine Pyo— Automatic Scoring System
Rutherford High School, Liam Gordon — Offline eBay
Rutherford High School, Kyung-Jun Kim — Cultrup Organization
Central Region (Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Somerset, Union Counties)
Cranford High School, Stephanie Backiel — VD TV
Cranford High School, Samantha Sutera — Illuminated Radiance
North Plainfield High School, Randall Arthur — Imperial
Reconstruction and Real Estate Agency
Watchung Hills Regional High School, Anthony Nadeau and Alex Silagi — Touch Screen Drive-Thru Menu
Cranford High School, Dennis Mui — Clear Vision
Edison High School, Rachael Zogg — Drop-n-Shop
Edison Board of Education, Sunny Chawla — PLAYTIME
Old Bridge High School, Corey Davis — Empanada Loca, an Innovative Café
St. John Vianney High School, Daniel Vorsky — Amera-Merc Security Force
Watchung Hills Regional High School, Zach Dribbon and Heather Meyers — Tvenda (TV Encyclopedia)
Watchung Hills Regional High School, Alyson Angelo and Erin Hild — The Wonderful World of Christmas Trees
Watchung Hills Regional High School, Blake Revels and Chelsea Taylor — The I.C.E. Watch Pin
Southern Region (Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Monmouth, Ocean, Salem Counties)
Northern Burlington Regional High School, Kevin Lawton — The Once a Day Cooler Filler
Egg Harbor Township High School, Vi Dang — Speceo, Youths’ Hidden Exercises
Haddon Township High School, Kevin Munz — The Toily
Marlboro High School, Neel Agarwal — Digital Handheld College Applications Organizer
Cherokee High School, Tara Gilboy — Sassy and Sweet
Cherokee High School, Cara Jacoby — Fitforu.com
Cherokee High School, Dana Pelerin and Daniel Smith — Toddler Drop-off
Cherokee High School, Stephen Quick — Stephen Michael Academy
Cherokee High School, Marissa Ronga and Lisa Voiro — La Bella Fiore
Egg Harbor Township High School, Robert Taclan — 17
Haddon Township High School, Christina Henderson and Katie O’Riordan — The Rear Watcher
Haddon Township High School, Kim Wagner — Soft Touch Pointe Shoe
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