Cape Cod students win entrepreneurship contest with business ideas

BARNSTABLE — Young folks can find out a ton at Barnstable High School: how to solve an algebra trouble, how to go through DNA code and how to make perception out of literary classics. Some pupils are even mastering what it can take to commence a enterprise.  

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

Rising from the pack on June 14 had been Nicholas Pouliot and Dominic Ford, who won prizes at a New England semi-closing levels of competition for young entrepreneurs. 

The competitiveness was sponsored by the Network for Training Entrepreneurship, or NFTE, a worldwide nonprofit business that presents entrepreneurship training to middle and superior university learners.

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 were being the Barnstable students’ thoughts?

Pouliot came up with programs for a biodegradable, reusable marker for instructors to use in lecture rooms.

The concept for “Pouliot’s Preservation” arrived to him right after noticing how quite a few markers instructors threw absent. The marker would have a specific cap and again style and design so the marker could be refurbished, he mentioned. 

Pouliot won $1,000 and a likelihood to compete in a countrywide NFTE competitors to be held in New York City in October.