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Somerville: Office Evolution Sponsors Teen Tycoons Competition

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MANVILLE, NJ - Office Evolution of Somerville is sponsoring a "Shark Tank"-inspired competition featuring 18 Somerset County students grades 7-12 on Friday, May 19 from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Manville Library.

The Somerset County Library System of New Jersey’s second Teen Tycoons entrepreneurial competition will involve a one-minute presentation (without props, slides, or any other supporting materials) to a panel of judges who are looking for original business concepts and/or new variations of an existing business concept.

Cash prizes will be awarded to first, second, and third place winners.

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“This is the second year we will be offering this program and I am very excited we have opened up the program to 7th and 8th graders,” said program coordinator Cathy DeBerry. “It it clear by this year's registrations that the entrepreneurial spirit is not limited to any age.”

SCLSNJ Teen Tycoons participants, in alphabetical order by last name, include:

Aidan Allman-Cooper, grade 9, Watchung Hills high School;

Jagdeep Bhatia, grade 9, Watchung Hills Regional High School;

Brianna Broderick, grade 11, Academy for Health and Medical Sciences (SCVTHS) with Madison Hill-Glover, grade 11, Academy for Health and Medical Sciences (SCVTHS);

Anusahana Chandrashekar, grade 10, Watchung Hills Regional High School;

Ethan Dietzman, grade 10, Bridgewater-Raritan High School;

Gabriel Garcia, grade 12, Bound Brook High School;

Swas Goel, grade 8, French American School of Princeton with Tanish Jain, grade 7, Montgomery Upper Middle School;

Niharika Iyer, grade 9, Watchung Hills Regional High School;

Pragadeshwar Kalatheeswaran, grade 7, Raritan Middle School;

Oliver Matta, grade 9, Bridgewater-Raritan High School;

Samantha Osborne, grade 7, Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School;

Harshita Ramakrishnan, grade 10, Bridgewater-Raritan High School;

Flabia Recinos, grade 11, North Plainfield High School;

Vraj Thakar, grade 11, Hillsborough High School;

Jose Torres, grade 12, Bound Brook High School;

Daniel Zeng, grade 7, Warren Middle School.

The Manville Library branch is located at 100 S. 10th Ave. in Manville, 08835.

Office Evolution, located in the Post Office Plaza Building at 50 Division St., Somerville, offers entrepreneurs and small businesses a full range of services, from office space to meeting rooms, Internet access, private locking mailboxes, drop-in business lounge and community kitchen and a receptionist to handle phone calls and receive packages.

For more information, contact DeBerry at cdeberry@sclibnj.org.

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