DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

Broward SCORE recently was asked to provide judges for their nationwide Entrepreneurship Contest.

George Gremse, Tapan Chakrabarty, Ernie Cevallos, Ed Joffe, Kendrick Pierce, and Carla Dorsey participated as judges in the regional level contest held at Nova Southeastern University.

The winners of the event go onto to Orlando for the next level of judging with the finals in Salt Lake City as the ultimate goal.

The young entrepreneurs had to put together a written eleven page business plan and make a presentation or “pitch” for start-up funding to the judges.

All the contestants were well prepared which the judges saw as a reflection of both their efforts and their teachers’ support and caring.