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HS Business Students Present Entrepreneurial Projects

Thursday, January 25, 2018

On November 29, 2017 we held our first CMS Shark BIZ Tank on campus. During this event, we had the pleasure of showcasing 10 companies created by the students of Starting Your Own Business and Brand Marketing to a distinguished panel comprised of 7 business and technological professionals.  Our students enrolled in these first year programs have enjoyed and benefited greatly from the lessons learned and projects realized during the first semester.

The 7 distinguished panelists of the event included Francisco Rodríguez, our CMS Business Manager and Marché Gourmet Supermarket Founder and CEO; Kellee Brown, our CMS Board Secretary and Founder of the NGO Fundación Granito de Arena; Myron Buck, our CMS Technology Coach and App Developer; Jennifer Norman, our CMS Technology Coach and Google Certified Instructor, Eric Quinlan, Pastor and advocate for Instituto de Sordos Santa Rosa, Laura Asilis, Founder and CEO of TravelWise; and Juan Pablo Fernández, Founder and CEO of Terrachem.  

Our panelists’ extensive experience, know how of the business world and the real life feedback provided to our students during the event resulted in being extremely beneficial to our developing entrepreneurs.  We are very grateful of their support and participation.

Thanks to Juan Pablo Fernández, one of our distinguished panelists, the top four teams/companies from this year’s BIZ Tank will have the opportunity to present themselves again during the Entrepreneur Organization (EO) local chapter competition in February 2018.  In this event, several local entrepreneurs will be presenting their business proposals to compete for the chance to be chosen to represent Dominican Republic in the EO world competition in Indonesia 2018.

Below are some photos from the event, as well as the Panelists’ Top 4 Ranked Companies of CMS Shark BIZ Tank 2017.

Thank you to everyone who supported our first CMS Shark BIZ Tank.