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Three BCPS High School Student Finalists in NFTE Startup Summer

Friday, September 09, 2016
Congratulations to three Broward County Public Schools students who are among the top student businesses selected to advance to the NFTE (Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship) South Florida Startup final competition. As part of NFTE's South Florida Startup Summer Program, six of the 20 students who created startup businesses were selected to move on to the Investment Panel at the Cambridge Innovation Center Miami on November 3, 2016, with a chance to win up to $10,000 in funds for their startup.
The young entrepreneur finalists, Kristen Anti of Nova High School, Tanika McKenzie of Hallandale High School and Brevon Poiter of Northeast High School, will get a chance to pitch their businesses to a panel of entrepreneurs and executives in a “shark tank” style event for a chance to win a portion of the $10,000 prize in capital to invest in their business.

The NFTE Startup Summer is an intensive, hands-on eight-week program that supports NFTE graduates who are seeking to launch a venture based on their NFTE business plan. Students received compensation for dedicating their summer to Startup Summer; startup capital to purchase equipment and materials needed to launch their product or service; and a loaner laptop equipped with business software to use throughout the program.
Meet the Startup Summer Finalists:

Kristen Anti of Nova High School designed Mr. Mom, a lightweight baby bag with a masculine flair for dads. (Pictured top left.)
Tanika McKenzie of Hallandale High School created TJM Media Productions to produce affordable promotional videos for small businesses.
 (Pictured top right.)
Brevon Poitier of Northeast High School designed a mobile app, which provides students with tutoring for the ACT and SAT. (Pictured bottom.)




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