After working on their business plans for months, five finalist teams will present their pitches at the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science virtual Business Plan Competition sponsored by Cadence Bank.
The virtual event will stream on the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science Facebook Page at 4 p.m. on Feb. 25. At the competition, each team will have 15 minutes to present their business pitch for a chance to win a cash prize. This year, John Brady, an attorney at Mitchell, McNutt & Sams P.A.; Dr. Pamela Lacy, a Medical Director of Obstetrics at Baptist Memorial Hospital; and Matt Bogue, vice president of The Dutch Group, will judge each team’s pitch.
The following teams were selected to compete in the fourth annual competition:
1. Aadhav Senthil, Lucas Yu, Nicholas Djedjos
2. Muneebah Umar, Laney Etheridge, Karlene Deng, Fiona Dawe
3. Tommy Bourne, Courtenay Sebastian
4. Vineeth Vanga, Kayla Riley, Zuyi Li, Vineel Vanga
5. Michael Lu, Aaron Wan, Skylar Nguyen
Established in 2017, the Business Plan Competition gives students at MSMS the opportunity to develop and present business plans that address growing concerns in the state of Mississippi. Although each group is given a template to help guide them along the way, they ultimately determine all aspects of their business, which includes marketing plans, financing plans, business management plans and cost management strategies.