Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Pasco’s Young Entrepreneurs Hope to Win Big at Competition Finals

Who: Students from the business and entrepreneurship principles program, the Office for Career and Technical Education, Career Source Pasco/Hernando, the Pasco Education Foundation, the Pasco Economic Development Council, the USF Stavros Center, and Pasco SCORE

What: Pasco’s Young Entrepreneurs Finals

When: 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 25

Where: Land O’ Lakes High School Academy of Culinary Arts, 20325 Gator Lane in Land O’ Lakes

Why: Students will have the opportunity to pitch their business idea to a panel of expert judges and a chance to be Pasco County’s Future Entrepreneur.

How: The finalists from each of the participating high schools will present their business idea in a traditional slideshow format to a live audience and panel of judges — startup experts representing Pasco County and the Tampa Bay region.


Student(s)-Justin Hall, Katelyn Ortiz   Product-Wallet Bug   School-Sunlake High School

Student-Jackson Rossi   Product-Brij   School-J.W. Mitchell High School

Student-Taylor Townsend   Product-SafeRide  School-River Ridge High School

Student-Timothy Hernandez   Product-CPRGo  School-Zephyrhills High School

Student-Alex Violini   Product-Go-Tek  School-Ridgewood High School

Student-Hannah White   Product-Customizable Planner  School-Pasco High School


Grand prizes will be awarded to the top three students — first place: $2,500; second place: $1,000; third place: $500.  For more information, contact the Office for Career and Technical Education at (813) 794-2211.