Fayette Co. High School students pitch business ideas

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lexington’s next generation of entrepreneurs faced off in a “Shark Tank” style competition on Wednesday.

High school students from around Fayette County had to create, research, develop and pitch their ideas for new products or services to established business leaders in the community, who served as the judges.

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The competition is the final project for a seven week Junior Achievement program that teaches students business-planning skills.

The ideas ranged from specialized day care centers for single parents, to heated sports gloves for athletes.

“It’s been very fun, a little nerve-wracking,” says Emily Goddard, a Sophomore at Lexington Christian Academy.  “I was up last night doing last minute stuff on the PowerPoint, trying to make sure it all looked pretty good, but its been rewarding to see how it’s gone.”

The winners of the competition had the idea for a new sushi restaurant that would guarantee delivery in 30 minutes or less.