2016 Competition Winners
1st Place: Nick Mitchell, AthleteZone
2nd Place: Anisha Amurthur, FridgeIt - Know Thy Fridge
3rd Place (tie): Jordan Albom, Stay Safe
3rd Place (tie): Mohnish Sabhani, Gepping
5th Place: Bobby Russo, The Shot Buddy
In the pictures above, winners address the judges during the live competition, and stand with Directors of The Entrepreneurial Program Dr. Ronald Cook and Dr. Lee Zane with awards.
WHAT is the New Jersey High School Business Concept Competition?
The Business Concept Competition is designed to recognize and promote exceptional entrepreneurial skill and creativity among NJ High school students. For detailed description of the competition and what constitutes a business concept click here: Competition Description
WHO is eligible?
Current sophomores, juniors and seniors at NJ High Schools with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.
HOW do students apply?
HOW are winners selected?
A set of judges review all entries. The top five finalists are invited to present their business concept at Rider University before a panel of judges. Scores from both the written and oral presentations are totaled to determine final placement.
WHEN are the awards conferred?
Final placement and awards are announced following the live presentations.
Gold Sponsor: the Osteria Procaccini restaurants, part of the Gretalia Hospitality Group, which also includes Pj's Pancake house and the Northend Bistro.
Silver Sponsors: ZieglerWorld and the Watchung and Hillsborough Five Guys Burgers and Fries locations.