Cape Cod students win entrepreneurship contest with business ideas

BARNSTABLE — Younger persons can discover a ton at Barnstable Substantial College: how to address an algebra difficulty, how to go through DNA code and how to make perception out of literary classics. Some college students are even understanding what it takes to get started a small business.  

In a competition similar to TV’s “Shark Tank” — where business owners try to persuade a panel of tycoons to commit in their idea — students recently pitched their business thoughts to a panel of judges.

Rising from the pack on June 14 have been Nicholas Pouliot and Dominic Ford, who received prizes at a New England semi-closing competitiveness for younger entrepreneurs. 

The levels of competition was sponsored by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, or NFTE, a world wide nonprofit organization that supplies entrepreneurship education and learning to middle and significant school pupils.

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’ suggestions?

Pouliot arrived up with options for a biodegradable, reusable marker for academics to use in school rooms.

The strategy for “Pouliot’s Preservation” arrived to him soon after noticing how several markers teachers threw absent. The marker would have a particular cap and back again style and design so the marker could be refurbished, he said. 

Pouliot won $1,000 and a opportunity to contend in a nationwide NFTE levels of competition to be held in New York Metropolis in October.