SPARK TANK FINALE

WHEN

May 6, 2021 4:00-5:00 PM

WHERE

Zoom Virtual Event

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PRESENTING SPONSOR

KEYNOTE SPONSOR

SPARKS ARE FLYING IN THE TANK!

See the Next Generation of CEOs and Meet JA’s Budding Entrepreneurs!

JA Fellows Spark Tank Finale is the culminating event of Junior Achievement of South Florida’s 8 month long high school entrepreneurship program. Twenty company teams will compete for the coveted title of “JA Company of the Year”. 

JA student teams start with an idea for a business and build and run their business over the school year. Teams are coached and mentored by business leaders as they secure investors, source, market and sell their products. Company Teams participate in a series of competitions including JA Video Commercial, JA Stage Presentation, JA Interviews and JA Signature Awards. 

At the Spark Tank Finale, each team will make its final presentation to SHARKS who will judge the results of each company and determine the JA Company of the Year. Attendees at the event will select the People’s Choice Award team winner. 

MEET KEYNOTE SPEAKER JAYSON WALLER

Jayson is a successful serial entrepreneur who is currently the CEO and spokesperson of POWERHOME SOLAR. After founding the company in 2014, he has overseen growth in the past seven years that has led POWERHOME SOLAR to employ more than 1,800 people and operate in 15 states.

He received the 2019 EY Entrepreneur of the Year. His podcast “True Underdog”, which focuses on entrepreneurship was launched in 2020 and has been named one of Apple’s Top 5 podcast on entrepreneurship. Jayson’s book, “Own Your Power”, which tells the story of his journey from trailer park to multi-millionaire, is scheduled to be released in June. 

Learn more about him at www.jaysonwaller.com.

CHECK OUT THE HIGLIGHTS FROM THE 2021 JA SPARK TANK FINALE

JA Company of the Year

  • 1st Place - NSU University School ``Clipped Notes``
  • 2nd Place - Marjory Stoneman Douglas ``Smile Senders``
  • 3rd Place - Olympic Heights High School ``Pouches 4 a Purpose``

Best Company Annual Report

  • 1st Place - NSU University School ``Clipped Notes``
  • 2nd Place - Marjory Stoneman Douglas ``Smile Senders``
  • 3rd Place - Olympic Heights High School ``Pouches 4 a Purpose``

Best Video Commercial

  • 1st Place - NSU University School ``Clipped Notes``
  • 2nd Place - Marjory Stoneman Douglas ``Smile Senders``
  • 3rd Place - Dillard High School ``Auto-Tizer``

Best Stage Presentation

  • 1st Place - NSU University School ``Clipped Notes``
  • 2nd Place - Marjory Stoneman Douglas ``Smile Senders``
  • 3rd Place - Atlantic Technical High School ``Noble Masque``

JA Outstanding Young Business Person

  • Aseel Ismail - McFatter Technical High School

JA Fellows Senior Scholarships Recipients

  • Alyssa Hurwitz - Olympic Heights High School

Special Awards

  • Mitch Albert, Marjory Stoneman Douglas - Teacher of the Year
  • Les Campbell, Smile Senders - Mentor of the Year
  • Olympic Heights High School ``Pouches 4 a Purpose`` - New School of the Year

2021 BEST COMMERCIALS

2021 PHOTO GALLERY

THANK YOU JA FELLOWS PROGRAM SUPPORTERS!

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