Winner’s Circle: Past Business Plan Competition Winners

2017-18 Winners

High School Division

  • TIE for 1st Place:
    • Connor McCall and AJ Ristow, Napa High Custom Truck Accessories, Napa High School (Instructor Ron Solomon)
    • Tomas Alas, Magic Man Entertainment, Vintage High School
  • 3rd place – Vintage Auto Team, After Burner, Vintage High School (Instructor Tom Dougherty)
  • 4th Place – American Canyon High School team, AC Construction (Instructor Chuck Peckinpaugh)
  • Runners Up:
    • Cate Morse, Red Kitchen Snack Shack, St. Helena High School
    • Azmat Hashmi, The Henna Composition, Casa Grande High School
Tomas Alas

Tomas Alas

Connor McCall & AJ Ristow

Connor McCall & AJ Ristow

College Division

  • 1st Place – Cinthya Cisneros, La Cheve, Napa Valley College
  • 2nd Place – Samantha Wachowski and Richie Vedar, Lifestyle Fitness, Napa Valley College
  • 3rd Place – Mervyn Mizona, Edgar Esparza, Jonathan Mizona, and Angeline Khoo, Crav3 Meals, Napa Valley College
  • Runners Up:
    • Maricela Flores and Dania Navarrete, R1 Vineyards, Napa Valley College
    • Megan Perez, Nature’s Beauty, Napa Valley College
Cinthya Cisneros

Cinthya Cisneros

2016-17 Winners

High School Division

  • 1st: Connor Days, Connor Days Photography
  • 2nd: Riley McPherson, Jasmine Ruiz, Joseph Smith, Caleb Devries, Kenneth Perry, Omar Lopez and Juan Arroyo, Vintage Auto
  • 3rd: Nneka Chinaka, Bryan Sanchez, Jacob Mitchell, Gabriel Knight and Ezekiel Gomez, Flavor Town
  • Runners Up:
    • Connor McCall, Reese Boyle, Kyle Medina, Cesar Cruz, Chad Johnson and David Lopez, Napa High Manufacturing
    • Angel Pantoja, Maggie Carpenter and Alicia Lopez-Rios, Club 19
    • Garrett Buffo and Vikram Singh, Blank Apparel

College Division

  • 1st: Chris Jordan and Marissa Renda, Benefit Biscuits Dog Treats
  • 2nd: Julie Germenis and Katllin Peterson-Kiehl, Napa Holistic Health
  • 3rd: Charlotte Dougherty, Marcos Coronedo and Corinne Bicknell, Spirit Horse
  • Runners Up:
    • Sarah Palmer, Vanessa Lolarga, Clark Williamson and Dominique Doctor, SDVC Aquaponics
    • Maria Gonzalez, William Brundige & Gabriela Garibay, Backwoods Café
    • Huda Tikinoff, Forever Dolled Up
Connor Days

Connor Days

Marissa Renda & Chris Jordan

Marissa Renda & Chris Jordan

2015 Winners

High School Division

  • 1st TIE:
    • Michael Hale & Allison Giammona, A&M Lanyards
    • Michaela Berg, Wade Johnson, Kenny Perry, Nate Ross and Ben Farmer, Vintage Automotive Team
  • 3rd: Stephen Proctor and Connor Hanley, B16 Sunglass Co.
  • Runners-Up:
    • Ariana Rice and Abby Christensen, Take it Up a Notch
    • Jordan Lute, Same
    • Ian Kraybill, Creative Computers

College Division

  • 1st: Meghan Lucas, M. Lucas Grant Writing
  • 2nd: Tyler Jackson, Napa Native Wine Tours
  • 3rd: Seth Nichols and Joseph Williams, LovePak
  • Runners-Up:
    • Agustin Ochoa, Taylor Giamo & Zoe Zaragoza, Paparazzi
    • Carson Kerins, Echoes
Vintage Auto

Vintage Auto

Megan Lucas

Megan Lucas

2014 Winners

High School Division

  • 1st: Claudia Revilla, Crescent
  • 2nd: Gail Conwell & Giana DeVincenzi, G&G Frozen Yogurt
  • 3rd: Mattea Williams, Student Design Studio
  • 4th: Hailey Severson, How to Say Sorry
  • 5th TIE: Aisleen Renteria, Aisleen’s Cafe
  • 5th TIE: Savannah Eggert, Wipe Out Juice Bar

College Division

  • 1st: Dahlia Margate, Sticky Face
  • 2nd: Christen Weygant, Sophia Correa & Cynthia Correa, Devine Doggies
  • 3rd: Georgia McClain & Amy James, World Plate
  • 4th: Dean Seago, Fitnetics
  • 5th TIE: Emily Qirreh, Zola Mzimela & Nesmarie Cruz, Vitality
  • 5th TIE: Marisol Ruiz, Dream Events
Claudia Revilla

Claudia Revilla

Dahlia Margate

Dahlia Margate

2013 Winners

High School Division

  • 1st:  Nicholas Dagan, A+ Tutoring
  • 2nd: Claudia Revilla, High & Wasted
  • 3rd: Andrea Rico, Sounds in Creation
  • 4th: Sam Morgan, Cuppa Jo’s
  • 5th: Sydney Flint, Lyrics & Notes

College Division

  • 1st: Brittany Murdock, Lavender Revenge
  • 2nd: J. Reyes & J. Monzon, Terabite
  • 3rd: Matthew Posey, Mobile Massage
  • 4th: F. Zavala & T. Torosian, BE.A.R.S
  • 5th TIE: Emily Danler, Raw Vibrations
  • 5th TIE: G. Andal & H. Paige Lambott, Napa Fun Center
Nick Dagan

Nick Dagan

Brittany Murdock

Brittany Murdock

2012 Winners

High School Division

  • 1st: Nick Dagan, Fast n’Fresh
  • 2nd: B. & B. Quade, The Teen Scene
  • 3rd: Britany Delgado, Cakewalk
  • 4th: Bailey Crocker, The Honey Pot
  • 5th: A. Leon & JC Bueno, Umm Yumm!

College Division

  • 1st: N. Valdiva & B. Andrews, High Class Entertainment
  • 2nd: Cody Ewers, Preamble Wines
  • 3rd: Sean Williamson, Mid Focus LLC
  • 4th: A. Hussain, Y. Argueta, T. House & M. Duran, Tres Chic
  • 5th – Vogel Café

2011 Winners

High School Division

  • 1st: Nathan Edward, Wine Country Sporting Goods
  • 2nd: Kathleen Horton, Bakin’
  • 3rd TIE: Janine Jeth Cortez, Simply Fushia
  • 3rd TIE: Brandon Boyd, Combination Innovation

College Division

  • 1st Crystal Herrick, Sweetarte
  • 2nd Greg Luport, Lupy’s Lunch Box
  • 3rd Marissa Martinez, Francisco’s Landscaping
  • 4th Kaylee Cocke, Hair to the Throne
  • 5th TIE Fahad Ahmad, Electric Car
  • 5th TIE Jose Carrasco, Churrasco

High Class Entertainment

 

“The most important thing I learned is you cannot do too much research. You cannot be too detailed or go too in depth on the aspects of your business. The best part was finally getting all of our ideas into one organized document. We now have the foundation we need to finally get our company moving toward success.”

Cakewalk

“Although we didn’t win first place, we believe we learned A LOT! The most important thing is to always be involved… and we’re so thankful for this opportunity!”

Tres Chic

“The most important thing I learned would be, to never give up on your dreams in the career you want to pursue. My team and I remind ourselves that, even Steve Jobs was rejected by many people for his ideas. But he never gave up! He became a motivation to many people including myself. Having this one time experience to see the great ideas, and all the hard work each student and team members put into their business; was also a great honor to see their creativity and to compete against.”

A+ Tutoring

“A feasible idea is key!” — and he should know, because Nicholas Dagan placed first in the high school division for two years in a row! Through the competition, Nick said he learned to first determine the size of the business because the financial plan depends on that.