Entrepreneurial Challenge ‘SHARK TANK’
“Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won't
so you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.”
With a perspective to develop an entrepreneurial mind-set in the young minds of Secondary School Students, an Entrepreneurial Challenge ‘SHARK TANK’ was initiated by the Commerce Department of Shiv Nadar School, Faridabad. The pitch of five teams was selected for the preliminary and final round of the competition to be conducted on 23rd and 26th August 2022 respectively.
Team 1 : ‘Masketisers’ with participants as Samya Arora and Anaya Pal had a business plan of a machine which can sterilise the used masks. With their punch line as ‘Medical plastic is not fantastic’, this product clearly aimed at sustainable development.
Team 2 : ‘Toothy’ with participants as Manaasvi Vij, Jeneya Vaidya, Ada Khemka and Neihal Gupta had a business plan for a machine which can disinfect tooth brushes.
Team 3 : ‘Safe Chalo’ with participants as Kaashvi Dewan, Arnav Balyan, Agastya Iyer, Sameesha Gaur and Aarav Peter aimed to reduce road accidents caused by drunk driving with a breath analyser machine fitted in the steering wheel.
Team 4 : ‘Carti-B’ with participants as Hrit Gupta, Raghav Garg, Neeyati and Rayrith Kundu aimed to remove the hassle of waiting in long queues for billing after shopping with their unique trolleys which have an inbuilt and safe payment mechanism.
Team 5 : ‘Roba’ with participants as Vanshika Garg, Lakshi and Sanskriti Nagar provided the much needed service of storing the off seasons clothes, blankets, etc. for the entire period when the customers do not need them.
All five teams were well prepared to convince the sharks about the profitability of their products. The participants, armed with statistics and in-depth research, validated and made their arguments more emphatic with right facial expressions, body movements and gestures. All the teams exhibited great oratorical skills along with exemplary entrepreneurial abilities. They put in tremendous hard work to showcase their hidden talent. The young entrepreneurs displayed confidence in presenting their arguments before the sharks.
The sharks comprised of our three judges- Ms. Shilpa Khadse, Vice Principal, International Curriculum, Shiv Nadar School, Faridabad, Mr. Umang Malik, Director, Faridabad Model School Managing Committee and Kushagra Khandelwal, a Grade XII student of Entrepreneurship. The eminent jury members grilled the young entrepreneurs with the most challenging queries. The competition was very stiff as all teams exhibited immense confidence and responded wonderfully to the questions asked by the visionary judges.
While announcing the much awaited results, Ms. Shilpa Khadse appreciated all the teams for their unique ideas and impactful presentations.
There was a tie for the First Position – Teams ‘Safe Chalo’ and ‘Carti-B’ both managed to secure this coveted position for their innovative ideas.
Second Position was secured by Team ‘Masketisers’ for their effective business pitch.
Third place was acquired by Team ‘Toothy’ for their overwhelming presentation.
The efforts of all the teams were applauded by one and all. The enthusiastic anchors of the event Lakshita Sharma and Aryanveer Goenka of Grade XI kept the audience engaged and entertained throughout the event. The recital of self-composed poems by Ria Singh and Mannat Kaur of Grade XII further ignited the spirit of innovation and creativity in one and all.
The words of wisdom of our Director Principal Ms. Anju Wal inspired all the students to think out of the box and explore the entrepreneur hidden in them. The day concluded on an enthusiastic note as the presentations of the participants infused entrepreneurial fervour in the entire audience comprising of secondary school students. The breadth and depth of knowledge that they gained through this event was simply unparalled!