THUNDER BAY – On Wednesday, five Thunder Bay high school students will ‘Enter the Den’ and compete for top place in the Thunder Bay Venture’s Enter the Den competition. The students have prepared a business plan, shepherded it through the process and made it through the semi-finals.
The students have gone through the process, gaining valuable experience, and learning how their ideas can be put together in a cohesive and comprehensive manner. Interviewing the finalists, the overwhelming view is that this is a process that each of the students have enjoyed doing.
The finalists are: Isaac Sauder – Hammarskjold High School, Amanda Ingberg – Hammarskjold High School, John Golphy – Westgate C & VI, Hafsa Siddiqui – Churchill C & VI, and Phil Bystrican – Churchill C & VI.
Isaac has put together a business that takes glass bottles and converts them to usable products. Amanda has put together plans for a new Thunder Bay climbing centre. John has developed a business that honours the lessons his grandfather taught him making products from metal. Hafsa has put together a plan for environmentally friendly disposable products for the restaurant industry. Phil has developed apps for the Iphone and Ipad.
The creative and business skills developed by this group of budding entrepreneurs has the job of the judges requiring top notch skills. The final choices won’t be easy.
Enter the Den is put together by Thunder Bay Ventures and has run in Thunder Bay High Schools for the past several years.
The finals will be broadcast live in HD Livestream+ C on NetNewsledger.com. The HD Livestream+ Broadcast will be on NNL at 1:30PM on May 23.