The Met's 16th Annual Business Plan Competition

The Met’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is proud to present our 16th Annual Business Plan Competition and culminating event for E360: a college-level entrepreneurship course instilling both an entrepreneurial mindset and skill set among The Met’s young entrepreneurs.

Through a mix of classroom instruction, notable guest speakers, real world selling opportunities, ongoing mentorship and access to high caliber networking events, E360 students gain exposure, knowledge and confidence in the world of entrepreneurship.

The Met’s Annual Business Plan competition, now in its sixteenth year, is an opportunity for students to pitch their businesses, expand their growing entrepreneurial networks and ask for real investment from real entrepreneurs. This year’s competition boasted seven incredible judges from a variety of entrepreneurial backgrounds and resulted in over $4,000 of direct investment into student-run businesses.

Student Presenters: Jahzia Rodriguez from Encouraging Creatures, Jordan Peareara from Another Way, Daisha Jackson from Yoga For All, Kaima Desamours and Naima Desamours from Twins Way, Angela Salado from Tail and Niah Rivera from Sketch’s Stickers.

Esteemed Judges: Annette Tonti, Managing Director of RIHUB, Barrett Hazeltine from Brown University, Joe Loberti from Revolution Cycle Works and past CEO of Alektrona, Karen Warfield from Textron Charitable Trust, Lamonte Thomas, former NCAA basketball player and Met High School alumnus, Kurt Harrington from Something Fishy and Lanre Ajakarie, founder of 25 Borough Street.

Special Guest Appearance: Jamie Siminoff, from ABC’s Shark Tank and successful entrepreneur and creator of the world's first Wi-Fi video doorbell, RING