Monday, September 19, 2011

Pt. Loma, Crawford Students in National Bizfest

Two students from Pt. Loma High and one from Crawford High will advance onto the national BizFest Youth Entreneurship Competition this week in Miami Beach.
BizFest, a signature initiative of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is an innovative and intensive entrepreneurial training program where Hispanic high school juniors and seniors learn how to turn their hobbies into profitable business ventures. The three students were winners in the local competition that was held in August.

The winners are: Kevin Thai of Crawford High School, most innovative for his business plan “Conception”; Joanna Brito of Pt. Loma High School who created "Fruit of the Book" and received recognition for business plan with the most potential;  and Guadalupe Barajas, also of Pt. Loma High, who was awarded most entrepreneurial for her creation, "Eco Able Inc."

“I learned a lot about the different components of business plans” said Thai. “I learned about industry profiles, management, marketing and financial. I also appreciated that they invited keynote speakers to talk to us, they were a great motivation.”
Visa, Sempra Utilities and Mission Federal Credit Union are also partners in the local program.For more information, please contact District Counselor Mariana Gomez from Race Human Relations & Advocacy at (858) 490-8678 or e-mail at