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Students Are All Business As They Make Their Pitch

LYNN — Business consultancy organization Entrepreneurship for All teamed up with the Boys and Girls Club of Lynn to hold the first ever teen business pitch competition.

Children, teens, and parents gathered in the Lynn Boys and Girls Club gymnasium Thursday night to hear Boys and Girls Club teens pitch their business ideas in 10 minutes. The three teams presented their business ideas to a team on Judges from Eastern Bank.

After deliberations, the judges asked each group a series of questions before EforAll Lynn Executive Director Kat Lawlor announced the winners. The first place basket went to “To Go!” three-in-one, a solar-panel phone battery and bluetooth speaker presented by Jadiel Baez and Amy Huynh.

Second place went to El Cartel Records — a non-profit record-recording organization meant to support low-income families trying to make music, presented by Nelson Labor and Edwin Ventura. Third place went to Nature’s Roots, a curly hair product line that focuses on its natural ingredients and affordability, presented by Roger Suarez Garcia and Tad Virgile.

Lawlor said that EforAll worked with the kids beforehand to help them formulate business ideas and structure their pitches. She said that she enjoys seeing children excited about entrepreneurship.