Belleview High Student Wins Business Plan Competition
Chaffin’s winning business plan is entitled “Millennial in a Minute” and proposes a mobile and web application which would connect tech-savvy millennials to less tech-savvy seniors – allowing the millennials to sell technology assistance to the seniors in “tutoring” settings.
Chaffin’s first place win is valued at over $3,500. This includes $2,000 in cash, a 1 year CEP Partnership, a 1 year Affiliate Membership at the Power Plant Business Incubator, and his photo on the cover of a future CEP Partner Connections magazine.
Other winners included:
2nd Place – Eventurous Planning (Event Planning) -- $1,000 Cash Prize
Students: Shelby McCubbin, Shamari Adams, Tara Strickland, Trista Cardenas
3rd Place – Clockwork Transit (Logistics) -- $500 Cash Prize
Students: Joshua Evans-Lowe, Jordan Hetzler, Genesis Rivas-Osorio, Jason Swets, Dakota Thomas
4th Place – Brionna’s Bomb Bow Making (Apparel)
Student: Brionna Lassiter
5th Place – La Familia (Music Production Studio)
Students: Raven Cannizzo, Damien Fraser, Zantavia Williams, Jeremiah Napoleoni, Darius Johnson
The competition was made possible by two CEP Partners: Taylor College & OC LAO Inc.
Diana Hammond – President, Taylor College (Co-Sponsor)
Linus Ocasio – Chairman & CEO, OC LAO Inc. (Co-Sponsor)
Angie Lewis – Angie Lewis State Farm (1st Round Judge)
Cherrietta Prince – Prince Marketing & Education Consultants (2nd Round Judge)
Rondo Fernandez – Owner of Mojo Grill & Catering Co.
Navroz Saju – President/CEO of the Hotel Development Group
The evening’s Final Round event was held at Community Technical & Adult Education (CTAE) in Ocala, in the Brewster Banquet Hall.
Plans are already in the works to bring the competition back again next year.
For more information on this competition, visit: www.YouthBusinessPlanCompetition.com
For more information on O.C. LAO Inc., visit http://www.oclaoinc.com/ or call Director of Marketing, Josuah Rivera at (352)789-3613
For more information on Taylor College, visit http://www.taylorcollege.edu/ or call (352) 245-4119
For more information on the Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership (CEP) or Power Plant Business Incubator, visit www.OcalaCEP.com. Contact Ryan Lilly at 352-629-8051 x 125 or Ryan@OcalaCEP.com.