Schools may be closed but that didn’t stop NFTE students from refining their business plans and pitches. Three businesses made it to the final round of competition in the 2020 Philadelphia Metro Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge. Here are the results:

  • Andrew Lober, age 13, from Brandywine Springs School, took first place with a pitch for re-T, reusable bags that are long-lasting, compact, durable and eco-friendly.
  • Clare McManus, age 17, from Lansdale Catholic School, took second place with a pitch for PR Hockey Scouting, a website that provides daily articles on NHL teams, prospects and league news, as well as highlights and analytical stat packages.
  • Elysia Young, age 14, from Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship, finished third with a pitch for Toddler Town Daycare & Virtual Learning Center, a high-quality daycare affordable to people with less money.

Andrew Lober and Clare McManus, the top two finishers, have qualified to compete in Nationals this year. They advance to the quarterfinal rounds in the National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge this October.