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Humboldt County Office of Education: INNOVATE Business Challenge

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Words: What's Your Idea

Congratulations to our 2020 Finalists!

Jude Ortega

First Place | $2,500

$500 Radio Gift Certificate
from Bicoastal Media

Business: Jude’s Reusable Sandwich Bags

Chandler Mrotzek

Second Place | $2,000

$250 Radio Gift Certificate
from Bicoastal Media

Business: SAVI Assistant

Elias Surber

Third Place | $1,750

 

Business: Rooty Glass

Samantha Gleave

Fourth Place | $1,500

 

Business: Pet Portraits

Caleb Weiss

Fifth Place | $1,250

 

Business: Bayside Advertising Solutions

These five finalists were selected from more than 130 submissions, presented their ideas to a panel of judges, and each got a share of $9,000 in CASH to help launch their businesses!

What is INNOVATE?

INNOVATE! Business Challenge is a competition for high school-aged students to create ideas for new products and services and business startups. Five finalists pitch their ideas to a panel of judges, just like on “Shark Tank.” Grand prizes in the three-phase contest is $2,500, total awards around $9,000.

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Innovate! Business Challenge Event Coordinator: Karen Brooks  | 707-445-7563 | kbrooks@hcoe.org