The competitors from the 2015 National Challenge

2016 Participants
The following young people won their regional or citywide business plan competitions and will compete in New York City on October 6th, 2016 at the NFTE National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge. Congratulations to all our competitors!

Deandre Allen
Profs Academy
Chicago, IL
A social network for teachers to share best practices, engage in professional learning, and much more!

Carlton Baker
Clinton, MD
An efficient and safe service to help 'fix' dirty shoes

Tessa Beatrice
Underdog Comics
Framingham, MA
The go-to comic book series that prides itself on the diversity of its characters, "Because you don't have to change yourself to be a hero."

Kaitlynn Boykin
Painesville, OH
A machine washable, customizable, hypo-allergenic seat belt pillow.

Lenisa Castaneda & Luis Herrera
Cloud 21 Boards
Los Angeles, CA
Skateboards with clear plexiglass to increase durability and flexibility.

Ethan Chandler

Jam Sesh
Smithfield, RI
A mobile app that connects local musicians together for jam sessions.

Kyndra Collins
Cleveland, OH
All-natural body wash with 24-hour moisturizing capabilities to eliminate the use for lotion.

Anna Doherty & Hope Sacco
Girls Coloring for Change
Baltimore, MD
Nonfictional and fictional coloring books featuring inspiring women, including quotes and links to more.

Christina Dominguez
Tie It On
Fresno, CA
Providing customized or stock bowties, pre-tied or tieable, uniquely tailored to our clients.

Andres Galvez
Hermes Route
Miami, FL
An app that brings runners together and helps provide them with ideal routes for their skill level and desire.

Maylin Gonzalez & Adilene Lopez
Custom Novoutee
Dallas, TX
A custom design hat and t-shirt company that uses graphics and scrap material from used clothing to create uniquely stylish new looks.

Natroon Haleng & Paul Vanmetre
Pompano Beach, FL
Airnex provides drones for delivery, whether it be at a sporting event or for a private company.

Day'Quon Henderson
Alexandria, VA
An app designed to help students with disabilites
with their word association skills, matching images to words.

Marc Hinds
VR Spark
Rosedale, NY
Virtual reality field trips for 3rd-5th graders.

Tindall Hutchinson
Shutter Up Photography
Florence, SC
A creative, photography company serving Eastern South Carolina with jaw-dropping quality at affordable rates.

John Jimenez
Groomed on the Go
New York, NY
A traveling grooming service for men in New York City.

Se'Vonne Jones & Matthew Wilke
Reclaimed School Supplies
Florissant, MO
Collecting gently used school supplies from students at the end of the school year and reselling at a minimal cost to next year's students.

Suzy Kong
Eat Up
San Francisco, CA
A fast, convenient way for people with dietary restrictions to shop for groceries, with the help of an ingredient scanner.

Kepha Lindor
Kare Décor
Stoughton, MA
Providing children who are in long-term care with a personalized and decorated hospital room.

Brenda Lopez
Heaven's Sweets Cafe 
Orange Cove, CA
Lactose and peanut free pastries in a nice environment in downtown Orange Grove.

Annalin Martin
Soft Catch
Irving, TX
A dry-fit shirt with an extra layer of padding over the heart to protect softball and baseball players from direct impact injuries to or near the heart.

Dylan Martin
Mill Brook Honey
Stamford, CT
Locally produced all-natural honey from his own beehives.

Sydney McArthur
Syd's Cake Pops
Lumberton, NJ
Tasty homemade cake pops with the best flavors and ingredients to fulfill your dessert happiness.

Kaleabe Moges & Makeal Surrell
Oakland, CA
Comfortable and stylish women's shoes with a detachable heel, creating multiple shoes for the price of one.

Madison Mullen
Tank You
Philadelphia, PA
Personalized oxygen tank covers to improve the well-being of patients using tanks in their therapy.

Victoria Paone
Paone Wireless
Hatfield, PA
A wireless device that performs three vital tests on the heart at once, designed to help detect and reduce heart-related illness.

Kevin Pascal
Summerville, SC
A school lanyard with built-in earbuds and an option for an attachable flash drive at a great price.

Oswal Perez
Oswal's Bags
Peekskill, NY
Customizable backpacks.

Ami Phillips
J'adore Ami
Orange, NJ
Safe, stylish and comfortable shoes for women around the world, at an affordable price.

Andrew Robin
Poll Position
Florissant, MO
An app allowing users to post questions and submit possible answers, browse other polls and give their opinions.

Matthew Sarreshtehdari 
Downey, CA
A service that refurbishes broken cell phone screens.

Malachi Smith
MiniTwin Figurines
Markham, IL
Sells 3D action figures that resemble the customer facially and physically, to help preserve important memories.

Lesandra Urena
Tap & Found
San Jose, CA
An app that works with reusable barcode stickers to track and locate commonly misplaced items.

Kiera Wesby
Feto Inc.
North Miami Beach, FL
An ultrasonic scanner and app for use during the 40 weeks of pregnancy, helping to detect any abnormalities or inconsistencies early.