Two Holy Trinity High School Seniors Head to NYC for Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Education

Two Holy Trinity High School seniors packed their bags and headed to New York to pitch their business concepts at the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge on October 16th. The school had a pep rally send off on Monday, Oct. 14 where Gabriel Sheikh, of Noble Square, pitched the business he’s called Presistant, a sophisticated self-improvement app for those looking to enhance their presentation skills. By using a mobile phone’s existing features and the app’s software, anyone can measure their skills and improve as a presenter. Sheikh took first place in the Chicago Metro Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge on May 21, 2019, securing his spot in the national competition. Aaron Trinidad, of West Humboldt Park, is the creator of Lender, an app that pairs non-profit organizations with volunteers. Combining a fun, swipe-based interface with volunteering, the app easily pairs volunteers with non-profits based on interests. Trinidad took second place at the Chicago Metro challenge. Sheikh and Trinidad will be competing for seed capital that can be used to grow a business or pursue educational goals.

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