2017 Competition Winners
1st place: Kelly Johnson, Sun and Water Phone Case
2nd place: Kimball Heine, EZ Screen
3rd place: Mia Shaw, SPF Adjusting Sunscreen
4th place: Justin Eisenberg, Belt Buddy
5th place: Abigail Blanda, No-FiteLite
6th place: Emily Fan, The Thermal Slurper
In the videos above, winners address the judges during the live competition.
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.