November 30, 2022


Who is Business

Cape Cod students win entrepreneurship contest with business ideas

4 min read

BARNSTABLE — Younger individuals can find out a whole lot at Barnstable Superior Faculty: how to fix an algebra trouble, how to examine DNA code and how to make sense out of literary classics. Some college students are even understanding what it will take to start out a business enterprise.  

In a competition similar to TV’s “Shark Tank” — where entrepreneurs test to encourage a panel of tycoons to spend in their idea — college students recently pitched their business suggestions to a panel of judges.

Rising from the pack on June 14 ended up Nicholas Pouliot and Dominic Ford, who received prizes at a New England semi-ultimate competition for young entrepreneurs. 

The competition was sponsored by the Community for Training Entrepreneurship, or NFTE, a worldwide nonprofit organization that gives entrepreneurship education to middle and higher faculty 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 have been the Barnstable students’ strategies?

Pouliot arrived up with options for a biodegradable, reusable marker for teachers to use in classrooms.

The plan for “Pouliot’s Preservation” came to him after noticing how many markers teachers threw away. The marker would have a distinctive cap and again design so the marker could be refurbished, he mentioned. 

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