Gilmour Academy Business Plan Competition 2016
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Gilmour Academy Business Plan Competition 2016

The 2016 Veale Business Plan Competition is underway for 10 high schools in the Forum. A competition took place at Gilmour Academy on February 17, 2016.

The competition helps student entrepreneurs at Gilmour Academy recognize business opportunities and develop their ideas. Further, it builds their ability to analyze their ideas for business results and deliver accurate and compelling written plans, slide decks, and pitch presentations.



Berkley Kruschke turned her passion for helping people into a successful business venture. She recently launched Errand Pal, a website where you can hire someone to do your daily errands. Berkley believes that Errand Girl will rid her customers of the stress of trying to accomplish a myriad of competing-priority tasks on a daily basis. Berkley’s unique business approach and her impressive website helped her to snag first place at the Gilmour competition. She will go on to compete at the Veale Business Plan Competition finals on March 8, 2016 against student-founders from 9 other private high schools.







Drew Casa used his passion for basketball to create the business Lace-up Basketball. After realizing how expensive other leagues are, Drew became inspired to create his very own high school basketball league from a friend and has seen success since. With his business, he hopes that young boys will be excited and able to play recreation ball with their friends throughout their high school years. Drew is planning on using Twitter to market his business as well as through word of mouth advertising. Having already obtained an L.L.C., Drew is on the right path to not only continuing his business, but also expanding it.




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