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Piper High Student Headed to New York for NFTE National Business Plan Competition

Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Piper High School student, Kevin Diniz competed in the ninth annual Ignite Entrepreneurship Youth BizPlan Challenge, sponsored by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE).

Kevin along with other budding high school entrepreneurs representing four schools from Broward and Miami-Dade County pitched their businesses to a panel of entrepreneurs, community and business leaders.

Kevin’s business, “Easy Scholar,” was awarded second place. “Easy Scholar” is a mobile app, which matches students with scholarships based on their individual profile information. Kevin received a cash prize and will go on to compete in NFTE’s National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge to be held October 2015 in New York City.

Kevin is a class of 2015 graduate and will further his education at Broward College in the fall.

About the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship
Since 1987, the NFTE has taught and inspired more than 500,000 young people to pursue educational opportunities, start their own businesses, and succeed in life. By providing entrepreneurship education programs relevant to the real world, NFTE empowers students to own their education and future success. NFTE has programs run through 17 U.S. program offices and in 10 countries. To learn more visit www.nfte.com.
Pictured: Kevin Diniz presenting and pitching “Easy Scholar” to business panel at Ignite Entrepreneurship Youth BizPlan Challenge.

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