Congratulations team Swanson Capital!

PHS students win scholarship in Lt. Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge
Posted on 10/09/2018

PHS students win scholarship in Lt. Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge

PROVIDENCE – Five teams of high school students from across Rhode Island won a share of $9,000 as part of Lt. Gov. Dan McKee’s Entrepreneurship Challenge, a business pitch competition for students to compete for post-secondary scholarships.

The team Swanson Capital – Max Swanson, Nathan Watts and Ryan Watts of Ponaganset High School – took third place, winning a $1,500 scholarship.

More than 40 teams from high schools across the state participated in round one of the challenge by crafting detailed written business plans that address marketing, growth strategies, market conditions and more.

In August, during the Final Competition at the New England Institute of Technology, the top five teams presented their business pitches to a panel of Rhode Island millennial business owners and received scholarships based on their pitch scores.

The challenge is sponsored by the Credit Unions of Rhode Island and hosted in partnership with Millennial RI.