Two Oxbridge Academy juniors were awarded $1,500 through the recent Young Entrepreneurs Academy for their multi-use seat cover invention, called the Towel Shield.
Steven Ginsberg of Riviera Beach and Zach Rubin of Wellington took second place in the Shark Tank-inspired event for best idea/business plan and overall presentation.
The third-annual competition was hosted by the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber Foundation at Florida Atlantic University’s Lifelong Learning Society Auditorium.
Ginsberg and Rubin were among more than 20 students who pitched business ideas to an eight-person panel of local business people, who awarded a total of $10,000 in startup money.
The five-minute presentations were the culmination of three months of classes taken by participating YEA students at Nova Southeastern University in Palm Beach Gardens, FAU Honors College and the Scripps Research Institute.
ABOVE: Oxbridge Academy students Steven Ginsberg and Zach Rubin.