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Entrepreneurship Students Present Work, Shark Tank-style

Students in Nick Francis’ entrepreneurship class developed impressive product ideas in the classroom. After learning from two local businesses — Nehemiah Manufacturing and BruBrothers — students created and researched their own products. Mike Collette, alumni parent, and founder and CEO of Patient Point and executive-in-residence at CincyTech, served as a class consultant. Students recently had the opportunity to present their ideas to a panel of local business executives and entrepreneurs in an exciting Shark Tank format. The students product ideas included an app and goggles to bring virtual reality into the classroom; Moon Box, a subscription box featuring products tailored to women; and Unity, an app to take the stress out of applying for colleges. Students who participated in the presentation included Amisha Mittal, Irini Skoufalos, Yash Gaitonde, Egan Dewitt, Andrea Stancescu, and Bridget Mulica.The Shark Tank panel included Maria Papakirk, owner of Camp Washington Chili, Marsha Williams ’77, president of Harvest Research Group, Greg Morris, founder of Morris Technologies and Rapid Quality Manufacturing, and Jeff Spanbauer, CEO of Relevate Health Group.