October 5, 2023

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Cape Cod students win entrepreneurship contest with business ideas

BARNSTABLE — Young folks can master a whole lot at Barnstable High University: how to address an algebra issue, how to read DNA code and how to make sense out of literary classics. Some college students are even understanding what it requires to get started a enterprise.  

In a competition similar to TV’s “Shark Tank” — where business people check out to persuade a panel of tycoons to commit in their idea — pupils recently pitched their business enterprise suggestions 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-ultimate level of competition for youthful business owners. 

The competitors was sponsored by the Network for Training Entrepreneurship, or NFTE, a worldwide nonprofit organization that presents entrepreneurship education and learning to middle and significant university 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 ended up the Barnstable students’ suggestions?

Pouliot arrived up with strategies for a biodegradable, reusable marker for teachers to use in lecture rooms.

The thought for “Pouliot’s Preservation” came to him after noticing how a lot of markers teachers threw away. The marker would have a special cap and again style so the marker could be refurbished, he mentioned. 

Pouliot received $1,000 and a likelihood to compete in a countrywide NFTE competitiveness to be held in New York Metropolis in Oct.