PARK CITY, Utah — Approximately 30 Park City High School students presented in the first round of the Invest Nest competition, an entrepreneurial pitch contest, which was then reduced to 17 in round two. Eight made it to the final round.
A wide range of ideas has been presented, including products, services, and nonprofits.
Mark Snihurowych is not only the father of a high schooler and a junior high schooler, but he’s also one of the directors of the Park City Invest Nest. He told TownLift, “It’s inspiring to see the passion brought to the competition by many of the students. Like life as a whole, entrepreneurship is not always about a successful first idea or product, but the ability to persevere, learn and adapt in order to reach your goals.”
The deadline to donate is Thursday, April 6, at 6 p.m. via the Park City Education Foundation. Click here to donate to this event within the PCCAPS, Park City’s branch of the national organization of the Centers for Advanced Professional Studies.
The winner of the competition will receive an estimated $10,000, depending on the donations. If enough money is raised, second and third-place winners will also receive a cash prize. Invest Nest is sponsored by Zions Bank.
“Invest Nest is such a wonderful program that allows students to explore the entrepreneurial side of business. I hope that these students will learn really great public speaking skills as well as learning from mentors about what all a business entails and how much fun it can be.” Savannah Tary, student director of Park City Invest Nest, told TownLift.
Tary has been stewarding and shepherding the programming.
Each student that made it to the second round and beyond was assigned a mentor from within the Park City community to help guide and support them.
The public is invited to attend the final round of competition on Thursday, April 6, at 6 p.m. at the Park City High School.
Invest Nest was founded in Wasatch County by Business Consultant J.W. Davies, who works in the fields of medicine, real estate, manufacturing, construction, and creative arts.
The winner will move on to the state competition.