Saint Tank Competition Funds Jefferson High School Entrepreneurs


2014 Saint Tank judges Grant Babb and Caitlin Bell with winners Enrique Barraza, Jovani Trujillo and Jorge Padilla


Edgewater Collective is partnering with Jefferson High School to run its second Saint Tank Competition to provide startup funds to Jefferson High School entrepreneurs. Saint Tank draws inspiration from ABC’s Shark Tank and Jefferson’s mascot “Jeff the Saint.” Students develop business plans and present them to area business owners. The first place team or individual receives $1000 to make their business dream a reality. Second place receives $500.

Last year’s winner, Jovani Trujillo, presented an idea for a t-shirt company and won $500 for a computer and printer to start his business. Throughout the school year he has made t-shirts for school groups and clubs and used the proceeds to purchase new equipment to print t-shirts. He has just been accepted to CU Denver’s Business School. Jovani will also compete in a few weeks at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) state competition and present his business model.

Jefferson High School students who are interested in entering the Saint Tank Competition need to register by April 21 on the Edgewater Collective website. The competition will take place the week of May 4 and winners will be awarded on May 9 following the Edgewater 5k.

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