2016-17 YEP Business Plan Competition
Congratulations to this year’s winners
High School Division
- 1st Place – Connor Days Photography: Connor Days from Napa Valley Independent Studies.
- 2nd Place – Vintage Auto: Riley McPherson, Jasmine Ruiz, Joseph Smith, Caleb Devries, Kenneth Perry, Omar Lopez and Juan Arroyo taught by Tom Dougherty, Instructor, Vintage High School.
- 3rd Place – Flavor Town: Nneka Chinaka, Bryan Sanchez, Jacob Mitchell, Gabriel Knight and Ezekiel Gomez from American Canyon High School Culinary, taught by Chef/Instructor, Larry Singer.
- 4th Place –
- Napa High Manufacturing: Connor McCall, Reese Boyle, Kyle Medina, Cesar Cruz, Chad Johnson and David Lopez from Napa High School taught by Ron Solomon, Instructor
- Club 19 – A Teen Dance Club Designed by Teens for Teens: Angel Pantoja, Maggie Carpenter and Alicia Lopez-Rios
- Blank Apparel: Garrett Buffo and Vikram Singh from Casa Grande High School
- 1st Place – Benefit Biscuits Dog Treats: Chris Jordan and Marissa Renda
- 2nd Place – Napa Holistic Health: Julie Germenis and Katllin Peterson-Kiehl
- 3rd Place – Spirit Horse: Charlotte Dougherty, Marcos Coronedo and Corinne Bicknell
- 4th Place
- SDVC Aquaponics: Sarah Palmer, Vanessa Lolarga, Clark Williamson and Dominique Doctor
- Backwoods Café: Maria Gonzalez, William Brundige & Gabriela Garibay
- Forever Dolled Up: Huda Tikinoff
1st Place High School
Connor Day presents his winning idea during the final judging on January 21.
1st Place College level
Marissa Renda and Chris Jordan, College level champions.
The NVC YEP program continues to impress and inspire all involved. YEP not only supports local economics but backs innovative “Can Do” career paths. These young adults have options, whether its trade, small business principal or 4 year college. This generation is non-conventional and has new models to add economic value, there are no limits.Jake Fazio
I spoke with an incredible young entrepreneur today, she was full of energy, intelligence and excitement, and it was clear that she and hundreds like her will be successful if they continue to follow their dreams.Dr Ron Kraft