All three groups of Cape Fear Academy upper school students that presented at the Young Entrepreneurship Experience (YEPex) High School Innovation and Entrepreneurship Summit at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington on Friday, April 12, placed at or near the top of their respective divisions.
- 1st in for profit – Mia Weckel and Jack Yu “Wonder Water”
- 3rd in for profit – Owen Johnson, Sofia Darnall, Logan Aimone “EcoBox”
- 2nd in non-profit – Tommy Morton, Amir Shaheen, Ben Glickauf, Will Lewis
Six groups from Cape Fear Academy entered the YEPex High School Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition this year. The contest included entries from schools in surrounding counties and consisted of creating an innovation in either the for-profit, or nonprofit category. Groups were then required to develop a formal business plan and produce a video of their initial product pitch.
From the 18 students that entered, three groups made it through the preliminary round and were finalists for the competition. Mia Weckel & Jack Yu were finalists in the for-profit sector with their “Wonder Water” product. Logan Aimone, Owen Johnson, and Sofia Darnall were finalists in the for-profit sector with their “EcoBox” product. Amir Shaheen, Will Lewis, Tommy Morton, and Ben Glickauf were finalists in the nonprofit sector for their “Health and Nutrition Initiative.”