Brianna Bogos, a senior at Bishop Eustace Preparatory School in Pennsauken Township, New Jersey, is the winner of the 2023 Norm Brodsky Enterprise Notion Opposition.
Bogos pitched her small business plan to a panel of judges live on Jan. 28 for the duration of Rider University’s annual opposition, earning her a comprehensive, four-calendar year tuition scholarship to the University.
“It requires a big financial load off my shoulders and lets me to target on my training and escalating my small business,” she claims. “I am grateful for the prospect to attend Rider without the need of worrying about higher education expenditures or likely into credit card debt.”
Bogos made the notion for an app for her business, Obtain The Excellent Outfit, LLC, which connects consumers to impartial women’s outfits suppliers by curating outfit suggestions. On the app, customers could add goods to a desire record, follow their good friends to see their beloved garments and abide by a selection of suppliers to see new releases. Suppliers would shell out to have their merchandise highlighted on the application.
Bogos, who intends to review marketing and advertising at Rider, recognized a Locate The Excellent Outfit, LLC, website and social media profiles throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to showcasing a range of designers and outfits, the site will allow end users to look through outfits by aesthetic, further more customizing their working experience. Following getting a lot more than 20,000 subscribers across her digital media channels, Bogos hopes the application will even more broaden her business enterprise.
“The judges were very impressed by how Brianna intends to develop her present business enterprise,” suggests Lora Hudicka, director of Rider’s Heart for Entrepreneurial Research. “She exemplifies anything the opposition seeks to reward — ingenuity, determination and an innate entrepreneurial mind.”
Rider’s annual Norm Brodsky Organization Strategy Competition challenges significant faculty students to create an progressive organization strategy and present it in entrance of a panel of judges, Shark Tank style. Divided into two divisions, seniors competed for the entire scholarship grand prize, even though juniors and sophomores competed for numerous cash prizes and the possibility to be quickly entered into the senior levels of competition when suitable. This year’s finale judges had been Invoice Cunningham of Encompass Media, Joe Lopez of the Unusual Individual Foundation and Lisa Teach ’02, ’09, adjunct professor for the Norm Brodsky University of Business.
Rider gained a lot more than 200 submissions for this year’s competition. Candidates were being demanded to submit a transient summary of their company idea, which went through two rounds of assessment by a group of judges, before remaining narrowed down to the 10 finalists.
Other finalists integrated: Jenna Dancsecs of Cherokee Significant Faculty (second location, senior division) Jordan Hidalgo of Newburgh Cost-free Academy (third place, senior division) Dan Varughese of Monroe Township Significant College (fourth place, senior division) Danny Emerle of Shawnee High School (fifth location, senior division) Reeva Khokhar of John P. Stevens High University and Elina Csapo of The Hun School of Princeton (tied for first position, sophomore/junior division) Nathaniel Gaw of Atlantic County Institute of Engineering (third position, sophomore/junior division) Ainsley Taggart of Cherokee Substantial University (fourth area, sophomore/junior division) and Nick King of Colts Neck Superior College (fifth place, sophomore/junior division).
The level of competition is sponsored by husband and wife Norm Brodsky ’64 and Elaine Brodsky. Norm, a very long-time entrepreneur who is the namesake of Rider’s Norm Brodsky College or university of Enterprise, launched eight successful businesses, which include Citi Storage, the greatest privately owned archive business enterprise in the state. He also heartily believes that any individual, regardless of marketplace or task title, can advantage from an entrepreneurial mentality. This mindset is recognizable during the College’s extra than 30 undergraduate and graduate packages, minors and certificates.