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Click the image above to see the 2018-2019 submissions

Empowering High School Entrepreneurs

Click the image to read an interview conducted by Blue Ocean Leadership with Ted Dacko the Executive Director of the Blue Ocean Student Competition on this year’s program and future plans.

Read the Interviews

with 5 teachers who embedded the Blue Ocean Student Entrepreneur Competition into their classrooms (click the image to the left)

Read an Interview with the 2018-2019 Blue Ocean Winner… Soham Joshi of Aqua Aeri…Columbus Academy

Read an Interview with the 2018-2019 Blue Ocean Second Place Winner… Sidney Hough of Dumplings…Saratoga High School

Read an Interview with the 2018-2019 European Blue Ocean Competitor… IllionAir…Herningsholm Secondary School - Denmark

Ward Melville High School

Click the image to read about Ward Melville integration of the Blue Ocean Competition into their classes.

Blue Ocean co-author Renée Mauborgne presenting the check to Ilene Littman and some of her students at Ward Melville High School in New York.

Ruben S. Ayala High School

Click the image to see the photos from Competition Founder Nicholas Benavides visit to Ruben S. Ayala High School in Chino Hills, CA and the case study on how the competition was integrated into the classroom.

Skyline High School

Click on the image to see press coverage of Skyline High School’s winning an award from the Blue Ocean Student Entrepreneur Pitch Competition.

Ted Dacko, Executive Director, presenting the check to Michelle Wargo of Skyline High School Ann Arbor, Michigan

Pillager High School

Bryan Pederson and his students with the $1,000 check from the Blue Ocean Student Entrepreneur Pitch Competition. Click the image to read the interview with Bryan.

Pillager, Minnesota

Spanish River High School

Alain Bazile and his students wit the $1,000 check from the Blue Ocean Student Entrepreneur Pitch Competition. Click the image to read the interview with Alain

Boca Raton, Florida

The 2018 - 2019 Blue Ocean Competition Winners

First Prize

Meet Soham Joshi from Columbus Ohio. He is this year’s winner of the competition. Click on the image to see his pitch.

Second Place

Meet Sidney Hough from Saratoga California. She is our second place winner. Click on the image to the left to see her pitch.

Third Place Winner

Meet the SafeGuard team from Barrington Illinois. They are the third place winner in the competition. Click on the image to the left to see their pitch.

People’s Choice Winner

Meet the team from StressLess from San Diego California. They were the winners of the YouTube People’s Choice Award. Click the image on the left to se their pitch.

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Top High Schools

The Blue Ocean Student Entrepreneur Pitch Competition is proud to award a $1,000 gift to each of the high schools on the left for their promotion of the competition. These schools embedded the competition in their curriculum and had amazing participation from students. Congratulations!!!!

Meet all of the 2018-2019 Semi-finalists

Click the image to the left to see the pitches that made the semi-finals

How a Shy Student Pushed Past Discomfort to Launch a Business Pitch Competition

Click the image on the left to listen to Nicholas Benavides discuss how and why he formed the Blue Ocean Student Entrepreneur Pitch Competition and his vision for the future.

The 2018-2019 Contest is Launched

How Principles Can Promote the Entrepreneurship

Click image about to watch How High School Principals Can Promote Entrepreneurship

Click image about to watch How High School Principals Can Promote Entrepreneurship

An Interview With 2017-2019 Winners

Interview With Teacher Michelle Wargo Who Integrated the Competition Into Her Classroom

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Meet the New Executive Director...Ted Dacko

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A Strategy for Growth in America

The Maryland Blue Ocean Competition Fuels Innovation

Blue Ocean Competition Challenges Students to Pitch Ideas

Interview With Silicon Valley Team Lead Anushka Srivastava

Nicholas Benavidas

Nicholas Benavidas

Meet the Founder of the Contest