Enter the Den finalists choosen – Now getting ready for May 23 finals


Enter the DenTHUNDER BAY – Entrepreneurial Spirit is alive and well in Thunder Bay as was demonstrated by the ten Enter the Den semi-finalists who presented their innovative business plans on Tuesday and Wednesday of last week. The youthful entrepreneurs pitched their ideas to a panel of five judges in hopes of earning the opportunity to go up against Thunder Bays Dragons on May 23rd in the competition’s finals.

The Enter the Den business plan writing competition, which was created by Thunder Bay Ventures, offers high school students in Thunder Bay the opportunity to write a business plan, and then compete against other students for a cash prize of $1500.

Competition this year was particularly stiff.

Dressed to impress and with an air of confidence, the ten semi-finalists pitched business ventures to the judges that ranged from software applications, to a metal fabricating company, to eco-friendly ideas for recycling glass bottles, and disposable cups. There was no shortage of great innovation.

From this impressive group, the judges were faced with the difficult task of choosing which business plans would advance to the finals.

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.

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.

Over the coming days we will be sharing insight into the students, a look into how Enter the Den is done, and information on how students and teachers can get involved.

For more information visit www.entertheden.ca