A team of aspiring entrepreneurs from Eastern Gateway Community College won first place at the inaugural Shark Challenge for their innovative business idea.
Patterned off the popular television show, “The Shark Tank,” the event was a business plan pitch in which teams presented their ideas for 10 minutes then responded to judges’ questions.
EGCC’s winning team presented a unique cell phone app called My_Ohio_Job.com. The app uses the Strengthsfinder assessment used in EGCC’s Business Management Capstone course to help students identify career goals.
The team, coached by EGCC professor Dr. Timothy Glaid, consisted of students Zebadiah Butterfield, Marissa Phillips and Ryan Moore.
Dr. Ken Knox, interim vice-president of academic affairs, said the team is a great example of the fine students and faculty at EGCC.
The competition was held on April 5 and was sponsored by Ohio University Eastern and TechGrowth Ohio. The event drew teams from Ohio University Eastern, Ohio University Zanesville, Belmont College and EGCC.