Student Entrepreneurs Pitch Business Ideas

The shift to distance learning could not slow the progress of the three teams of student entrepreneurs who called, emailed, and Zoomed their way to Demo Day. On May 11, each team presented its final business proposal via Zoom to a team of alumni (and Headmaster) “Sharks” who evaluated the effectiveness of the pitch, the thoroughness of the business plan, and the progress the groups had made since the two-day Startup Experience workshop in December. After a lengthy discussion, Next Step, an AI-driven tool to help guide high school students, was determined to be the winner. The Audience Choice Award went to Uniforum, an online platform for members of a school community to buy and sell used clothes. And, Package Angel, a box/lock/app combo designed to combat porch piracy came in third. Special thanks go to our alumni and parent mentors - Jonathan Cooper ‘98, David Kim ‘97, Robb Lawrence P’28, and Jay Steinmetz P’22 - and judges - and Josh Levinson ‘89, Charlie Moore ‘76, Headmaster Henry Smyth, Eno Umoh ‘04.