Winners from the 2022 Blue Ocean Competition

This year more than 2,500 students submitted their pitches for the competition and all blue ocean pitches were judged by a panel of distinguished judges comprised of professors, businesspeople, serial entrepreneurs, and thought leaders.

We are proud to announce the winners of the 2022 edition! The panel of judges had a very hard time selecting the winners. Check out the inspiring winning blue ocean pitches below.

AWARD = $1,000

First Place

UniversO

Patrick Ho, Ethan Dunn

Taipei American School, Taipei Taiwan

AWARD = $750

Second Place

Millennia Battery

Ella King

Isaac Bear Early College High School
Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

AWARD = $500

Third Place

OcularSense

Arnav Sehgal, Vivek Isukapalli, Aryan Nair

John P. Stevens High School, Edison, New Jersey, USA

AWARD = $1,000

Best Social Pitch

Ring a Bell

Kaitlyn Wang, Kevin Wang

The Harker School, San Jose, California, USA

AWARD = $1,000

Best Health Care Pitch

AVY

Myungjae Han, Yejun Kim, Jimin Lee, Sunwoo Kim

Kellett School, Hong Kong

AWARD = $750

Most Popular Pitch

OcularSense

Arnav Sehgal, Vivek Isukapalli, Aryan Nair

John P. Stevens High School, Edison, New Jersey, USA

Top 8 High Schools with the Most Submissions – $1,000

  • Irvington High School, Freemont, CA, USA

  • Ward Melville High School, East Setauket, New York, USA

  • Miami Palmetto Senior High School, Miami, Florida, USA

  • South Brunswick High School, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA

  • Peak To Peak Charter School, Lafayette CO, USA

  • Hobart High School, Hobart, IN, USA

  • West Windsor Plainsboro North High School, Plainsboro, NJ, USA

  • Barrington High School, Barrington, IL, USA

Top High School Most Pitches in the Top 25 – $1,000

  • Illinois Science and Mathematics Academy, Aurora, IL, USA

Congratulations to all the winners!

Warm thanks to the judges and to the teachers involved for guiding your students.

And big thanks to all the participants. You may not have won this year, but we hope you had fun getting your innovative ideas heard, and learned a lot in the process. You are an inspiration.

Last but not least, a VERY special thanks to Ted Dacko, the Executive Director of the Blue Ocean Entrepreneurship Competition, for leading this incredible competition.

For all high school students who are not graduating this year, stay tuned and register for next year’s competition!