The Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) announced the winner of its Saunders Scholars local Investor Panel competition.
The local YEA! Investor Panel was held on April 25 at Workspace Education where the local class of 15 students presented their business and social movement plans. Their five-minute presentations included extensive market research, financial analysis, sales projections and an investment request from the judging panel. The judging panel was comprised of the following local professionals: Dr. Pauline Assenza of Western Connecticut State University, Mary Kate Gobleck of Reliance Merchant Services, Scott Johnson of Mack Media and Heather Neumann Salaga of The Tutoring Club. After hearing the pitches, the judges were charged with awarding seed money investments to each business and then choosing a winner who advanced to the Saunders National Competition in Rochester, NY.