Cape Cod college students win entrepreneurship contest with enterprise concepts

BARNSTABLE — Younger folks can be taught lots at Barnstable Excessive College: learn how to resolve an algebra drawback, learn how to learn DNA code and learn how to make sense out of literary classics. Some college students are even studying what it takes to start out a enterprise.  

In a contest just like TV’s “Shark Tank” — the place entrepreneurs attempt to persuade a panel of tycoons to spend money on their thought — college students just lately pitched their enterprise concepts to a panel of judges.

Rising from the pack on June 14 had been Nicholas Pouliot and Dominic Ford, who received prizes at a New England semi-final competitors for younger entrepreneurs. 

The competitors was sponsored by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, or NFTE, a world nonprofit group that gives entrepreneurship schooling to center and highschool college students.

Barnstable High School students Nicholas Pouliot, left, and Dominic Ford won second and third place, respectively, in the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship New England Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge in Boston on June 14, 2022. Pouliot will advance to NFTE’s National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge in New York this fall, where he will compete against students from across the country

What had been the Barnstable college students’ concepts?

Pouliot got here up with plans for a biodegradable, reusable marker for academics to make use of in lecture rooms.

The thought for “Pouliot’s Preservation” got here to him after noticing what number of markers academics threw away. The marker would have a particular cap and again design so the marker may very well be refurbished, he mentioned. 

Pouliot received $1,000 and an opportunity to compete in a nationwide NFTE competitors to be held in New York Metropolis in October.