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Student Entrepreneurs

Shark Tank teams concluded their final presentation to local judges who selected team, Gomb, as the first place winner for creating a hairbrush that can gel hair while brushing hair.

Nine teams competed for first place. Winning with Gomb were eighth-graders Richard Xu, Alex Xie, Aaron Gan, Colin Zhang, and Chelsea She. The D103 Learning Fund Foundation program presented the team with a $75 check for their efforts. Second place went to sixth-grader Krish Shah for his invention of creating a glove to charge cell phones. He received a $50 check. Eighth graders Nathan Chen, Bill Guo and Dariana Yu placed third for their invention they called, Quick Pocket, a portable multi-layer pocket that fit phones, pens, etc. and they rewarded with a $25 check.

Each team also got their best category rewards for their efforts such as most creative, most practical, etc. All the participants get the ‘kids start-up’ book by Mark Cuban and a certificate for their accomplishments.

Before presenting their final projects to judges, these students participated in a 7-week course and went through the invention and entrepreneurship process with coaches Rachel Chiesa and Sue Vani.  Thanks to the foundation and judges for participating in this project and Uniprop, Northshore Academy for sponsoring this program.