Announcement of Winners and Awards

2015 Winners Announcement

Arkansas Economic Acceleration Foundation (AEAF), an affiliate of The Arkansas Capital Corporation Group, announced March 23 the winners of the 2015 Youth Entrepreneur Showcase 2.0 (Y.E.S. 2.0) statewide youth business plan competition for grades ninth through 12th. Today’s winners were chosen in the categories of Best Business Plan and Most Innovative. The competition included 62 teams from nine high schools across Arkansas.

Y.E.S. 2.0 students from across the state and their teacher advisors work to develop and market a business concept. The winners in the two competition categories are as follows:

Best Business Plan

  • First Place – SchEDU, Episcopal Collegiate School in Little Rock
  • Second Place – GroGetters, eStem High Public Charter School in Little Rock
  • Third Place – Life Light, Rogers New Technology High School in Rogers
  • Fourth Place – Ultron Computer Repair, Rogers New Technology High School in Rogers

Most Innovative

  • First Place – GroGetters, eStem High Public Charter School in Little Rock
  • Second Place – Cupcakes by Me!, Rogers New Technology High School in Rogers
  • Third Place – Life Light, Rogers New Technology High School in Rogers
  • Fourth Place – SchEDU, Episcopal Collegiate School in Little Rock

Winning team members for first place in each category received a $100 cash prize and a certificate. The teacher advisor of the first place teams took home an additional $500 and a trophy. Second-, third- and fourth-place winners in each category also received prizes.

Team winners of the Y.E.S. 2.0 business plan competition are selected by Arkansas business, education and community leaders who serve as volunteer judges.

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