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2016 30-Day Entrepreneurship Challenge

30-Day Challenge

Please join the Business and Entrepreneurship Club on Thursday, March 31 for the competition to decide who will represent Priory in the 30-Day Entrepreneurship Challenge. Last year's winner was senior Jake Drysdale with his emissions reducing sign coating, and we hope for a repeat performance in 2016.

This event is sponsored by Independent Youth and Entrepreneur's Organization


March 31 30-Day Challenge & Entrepreneurship Expo

In addition to determining the Priory winner for the 30-Day Challenge, we will also be highlighting Priory's various Entrepreneurial endeavors:

  • We will have a panel of judges selecting our representative for the final 30-Day Challenge event but the audience will have a chance to vote for a Fan Favorite.
  • Mr. Niemann's Sophomore Application Development class will all be competing for a separate prize.
  • The Business & Entrepreneurship Club will have a table to talk about the events we sponsored this past year and some of our ideas for next year.
  • Everyone who attends will also be eligible for a special door prize (prizes explained below).

Event Schedule

  • 5:45: Doors open, concessions will be available, door prize tickets distributed
  • 6:00: Entrepreneurship Expo begins for Sophomore Class and other tables
  • 6:15: Raffle tickets no longer distributed for door prize
  • 6:30: Expo ends, guests move to theater, competition introduction
  • 6:30: 6 teams from 30-day challenge pitch their 2-minute presentation followed by 5 minutes of judges’ questions.
  • 7:15: Judges retire to confer and determine winner. MC announces winners of the door prize, Sophomore expo and 30-day popularity winner.
  • 7:30: Announcement of the winner of the 30-day Priory Challenge.  After we close the event, we invite our guests to come and talk to the contestants in both competitions.

30-Day Challenge Teams

  1. PIB (Dominic Kraus, Form II & Elliott Holdosh, Form III)
    Developing a projector that fits within a phone case for sharing a phone display against any surface.
  2. (Rand Wilkinson, Form IV; Scripps Wilkinson, Form V; Tejas Sekhar, Form V; Saketh Yanamala, Form V)
    Developing a website and app that will greatly simplify group meal ordering.
  3. Advanced Locker Solutions (Ian Crossey, Form II)
    Developing a customizable locker shelfing unit that includes options for powering mobile devices and customizing storage.
  4. Ladder Latch (Brett Greiner, Form IV)
    Developing a ladder tote that will reduce the amount of injuries associated with carrying ladders.
  5. (Z)ealous Marketing, LLC (George Ahlering, Form VI)
    Expanding a network of university representatives to provide marketing and sales channel support for small and medium sized companies.
  6. IOT Surety (Harley Sorkin, Form V)
    Developing a website that sells tutorials for securing all manner of networked devices on home networks.

Sophomore Application Development Class

  1. (Rand Wilkinson, Greg Rolwes, Peter George, Arron Zheng, Leo Goldschmidt) is a website that simplifies group ordering.
  2. Lunchvo (Will Steger)
    Lunchvo is a project that will allow students to vote on individual lunch items, and school will use the results to spend money more wisely.  Lunchvo's mission is to reduce food waste, save money and satisfy students.
  3. Partacar (Wildes Rempe, Andrew Heim, Ian Rosebrough)
    Partacar is a website that allows the consumer to search car parts, new or used, and to check for best prices, location and availability.  Partacar's goal is to transform the way you search for car parts.
  4. Scholidium ()
  5. Sperosity (Joe Shymanski, Bart Brnjac, Matt McNieve, TJ Vonderhaar, Nick Sardella)
    Sperosity makes finding the perfect college easy, with tools and resources to help you find the college of your dreams.  We will provide you with the top colleges for you, based on the information you give us and prepare a list of colleges tailored to your preference.
  6. StudU ()
  7. (Will Noddings, Drew Ojascastro, Eddie Quan)
    Retra is an online arcade, designed to emulate classic games while at the same time adapted to appeal to modern audiences.  Users will be able to compete with each other head to head as well as compare high scores and discuss on forums.


  • Sophomore Expo: $20 gift card for each team member that is enrolled in Mr. Niemann’s class.
  • Door Prize: SkullCandy Hesh 2 Bluetooth Headset
  • 30-Day Challenge Most Popular Prize: $25 Cash
  • 30-Day Challenge Winner: $100 Cash

30-Day Challenge Finals Information

After this Thursday's event, the winner of Priory's 30-Day Challenge will be invited to compete in their larger competition.  If you want to come cheer for the school, here are the details.

30-Day Challenge Entrepreneurship Challenge Final Event:

Saturday, April 9, 2016

1:00pm - 4:00pm

CIC@CET (20 S. Sarah St., St. Louis, MO 63108)

There is no registration for the Priory event but everyone must register for the final event.  To register to attend the 30-Day Challenge Finals, which is free, click here.


Questions about the challenge or Entrepreneurship activities at Priory can be directed to the club email at

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