Riverhead High School marketing students went swimming with the sharks — not the ones at the L.I. Aquarium, but the “sharks” of the local business community.
The Riverhead Chamber of Commerce hosted a “Shark Tank” style competition in which 20 students of business teacher Diana La Spina worked over seven weeks to develop business ideas. They worked with coaches from the business community who lent their expertise in marketing, budgeting, crisis management, government affairs, brand recognition and startups.
The students pitched their ideas to a panel of “sharks” from the Riverhead Chamber of Commerce at Riverhead High School on April 27.
The winners were announced at an event at the Residence Inn ballroom Tuesday night, where the students and two guests were treated to dinner.
Five individuals/teams were awarded $600 each:
Colin Lynch, Zach Maligres & Kaden Lynch – Veggie Daddy
Julian Cortez & Brandon Ricco- Auto Shield