2022 YE Countywide Pitch Competition Winners

Winners of 2022 YE Countywide Pitch Competition Announced
Posted on 05/12/2022
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FLINT – The Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD) is excited to recognize and congratulate the winners of this year’s Youth Entrepreneurship Countywide Pitch Competition. This year marks the fourth year for the annual event. High school students from across Genesee County brought their “A” game presenting pitches for their original business idea or product in front of judges and a captivated audience at the Genesee Career Institute (GCI).

The Youth Entrepreneurship (YE) final pitch competition of the 2021-22 school year is made possible thanks to educational and industry experts including Young Entrepreneur Institute (YEI) of Ohio, the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) and through a grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. The top 10 finalists for the countywide pitch competition were determined from the semi-finals where 23 students participated from 14 schools in Genesee County.

Awesome prizes were up for grabs this year with the first place winner receiving $2,000 and an opportunity to compete at the national competition in New York City this fall. Students pitched their business ideas and plans which ranged from app development, health, and sports to motivational speaking to help promote kindness.

The second place winner received $1,500, $1,200 went to the third place winner, $1,000 was awarded for fourth place and $800 for fifth place. The students with the winning pitches are as follows:

 *Top 5 Winners:

  1. Samantha Jarbou

Clio High School

Vest Pack

      2. Kailey Hill

Bendle High School

Panc Pals

      3. Abigail Carrigan

Fenton High School

Safety Spoon

      4. Juliana Knoll

Clio High School

Kindness in Character

      5. Josh Maier

Fenton High School

Healthy Hands

 

 Top 10 Finalists:

  1. Abigail Carrigan

Fenton High School

       2. Alyssa Moore

Bendle High School

       3. Haven Trottier

Bentley High School

       4. Jacob Rivera

Atherton High School

       5. Josh Maier

Fenton High School

       6. Juliana Knoll

Clio High School

       7. Kailey Hill

Bendle High School

       8. Lawson Baker

Lake Fenton High School

       9. Samantha Jarbou

Clio High School

     10. Sawyer Byerly

Linden High School


YE 2022 Pitch Competition Finalists