Teen Biz Challenge
This event is a partnership between the GEVCDC, the Espanola Chamber of Commerce, the Small Business Development Center, Northern New Mexico College, Rio Arriba County, and Los Alamos National Laboratory to expose teenagers to the possibility of starting a business. Eighteen teenagers between the ages of 13-19 with the entrepreneurial spirit shared business ideas, formed into teams, and presented their business ideas to a panel of judges.
The winning team “Quality Mobile Small Engine Repair” and second place winner, “New Age Technology” competed against other teams from Santa Fe, Taos, and Los Alamos in the Entrepreneurial Teen Grand Challenge which took place in Los Alamos. Congratulations to Quality Mobile Small Engine Repair who was selected as the 2014 top teen entrepreneurial business idea in northern New Mexico.
Quality Mobile Small Repair, Winners of the 2014 Entrepreneurial Teen Grand Challenge (from left to right)
Xena Martinez, Alejandro Atencio, Joshua Lopez
New Age Technology, Second Place Winners in the Teen Biz Challenge (from left to right)
Anna Marie, Jose Ortega, Maria Roybal
Million Company, Teen Participates (From left to right)
Shaylee Martinez, Robert Bustos, Jolene Garduno
Recycle for Health team, Teen Participates (from left to right)
Ariana Estrada, Amber Chavez, Tyler Archuleta, Jaden Archuleta
Imagine This team (Online Wedding Planner), Teen Participates (from left to right)
Amanda Martinez, Aaron Atencio, Destiny Sandoval