Student winners announced for entrepreneurship competitions
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RANDOLPH CENTER, Vt. (July 7, 2023) – The winners of the 15th annual Student Business / Entrepreneurship Competitions were recently announced. Hosted by Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC), Vermont Rural Entrepreneurship through Action Learning (VT REAL), and Vermont Business Education Corporation (VBEC), all Vermont high school and career-tech center students were invited to enter Business Model Canvas plans or business video pitch plans of a product or service. Cash prizes were awarded for the top entries.

The winners are:

Business Model Canvas & Executive Summary
1st placeSophia Bisbee
Champlain Valley UHS
2nd placeEmilia de JoungeBurr and Burton Academy
3rd place Tyler DavisChamplain Valley UHS

Video and Executive Summary
1st                    Tanisha GergEssex HS
2nd                 Aren EisenmanChamplain Valley UHS
3rd                   Molly Caffry Harwood UHS
Honorable Team     Daniel Steinman & Grace Steinman  Champlain Valley UHS

“We are so proud of the students who participated from all over the state,” said Laurel Butler, VtSBDC Business Advisor-Startup and Student Entrepreneur Specialist. “Their presentations demonstrated quality, strategic thinking, and creativity.”

““I would like to thank Laurel and Vermont’s educators who support VtSBDC’s commitment to this work as part of entrepreneurship education and its role in the state,” said Linda Rossi, State Director, VtSBDC. “Based on the students’ achievements, we are very optimistic about a bright future ahead for our next generation.”

To learn more about VtSBDC’s secondary school resources, upcoming events, and future competitions, visit: