Met School’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Students place first and second in regionals and advance to national NFTE competition for the second year in-a-row
The Met School is proud to announce that Juniors Diana Sutherland and Jeira Titin placed first and second respectively at the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) New England regional competition. Diana’s and Jeira’s business plans were selected from over 1,500 entrants to advance to the NFTE National Competition in New York City in October 2012. “This is the second year that Met students have been honored with the first and second place awards at the New England regionals,” states Jodie Woodruff, Director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. “Congratulations to these young ladies and to the Met School! A huge thank you to our community mentors and especially our supporters at CVS Caremark.”
Diana Sutherland of The Garage Recording Studio presented her business plan to develop a high quality music recording studio for artists which is affordable and easily accessible. She was honored with the Ernst and Young Youth Entrepreneur of the Year for New England and won $1000.00 plus two round trip airline tickets from Southwest Airlines.
Jeira Titin of Por’ Usted Creat presented her plan for healthier, lower calorie customized cupcakes. As a second place winner, Jeira won $750.00 to help develop her business.
Jeira and Diana will present in NYC in October at the NFTE National Competition. Forty students from across the nation will present their business plans, competing for $5000 in start-up funds for their businesses.