Second Grade Student Wins Entrepreneur Challenge

Juliet Lu, a second grader at Birchwood School of Hawken, has been selected to be featured in the Finalist Showcase for the NEO Young Entrepreneur Pitch Challenge sponsored by Young Entrepreneur Institute. Young Entrepreneur Pitch Challenge is a contest for students in Northeast Ohio in grades K-12. It is a simple set of activities that helps kids learn creativity, problem solving, critical thinking, and presentation skills.

For this challenge, Juliet had to devise a solution to a problem and then develop a pitch for that solution. Juliet's idea was to create the "Squirt Saver'', a device that would help people use less product from pump bottles, such as shampoo, conditioner, and soap. 
When asked why she entered this contest, Juliet replied, “My aunt told me about the pitch challenge, and I wanted to try to solve a problem we were facing in our house.”