Students win entrepreneurship competition

Katrina Manaloto '20 and Meghan Sullivan '20 were selected as Pitch Competition winners at the she leads entrepreneurship makeathon hosted at the Snapchat headquarters this weekend.

During the two-day event, students "actively engaged in discussions with female entrepreneurs, participated in design thinking and ideation exercises, attended product development and marketing workshops, and got actionable guidance." 

Pitch Competition winners “will be paired with a successful female founder to mentor and guide their ideas into reality. The pairs will work together over the following five months through our mentorship program at www.sheleads.io (free of cost).  At the end of the five months, mentors will set up a pitch meeting between their student and an angel investor for a seamless transition to launch.”

Meghan Sullivan '20
In describing her pitch, she says "My project is an educational platform to encourage and inform teens to get involved in politics and social justice. We would have a website which I like to refer to as the 'Cliffnotes of politics'. The goal is to have a platform for teens to become informed about social justice issues and find a way to get involved in the issues they research and learn about."
 

Katrina Manaloto '20 
At the makeathon, Katrina thought about the various problems she has encountered and would like to fix. Katrina was especially bothered by the lack of authentic teenage voices exploring political and social issues in the media. Describing her project, Katrina says, "To showcase the true opinion of teenagers about current issues as well as provide a platform purely made by teens, I came up with a website called Voice. Voice would provide curated pieces made directly by teens, whether that be writing, art, music, or film, that provide the public with real teenage views on current social and political issues. The adolescent contributors on Voice would receive a percentage of the ad revenue as well in order to support their future goals, especially in education. Motivated, passionate teens will finally have a place to get their work published and appreciated on Voice."

View Katrina's pitch presentation.

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