Holly Steinberg '19 and Nicole Bremer '19 won the Sixth Annual RE Business Challenge on March 4 at the Pagoda with Steinberg's clear and persuasive pitch for CamBlock!, a sleek, movable cover for laptop cameras designed to thwart cyber-mischief. The pair will represent Ransom Everglades at the Innovate South Florida competition at Miami Dade College-Wolfson in April. Luisa Guarco '19, Makenzie Love '19 and Khushi Shah '19 finished second with SpoonAble, a design for an innovative spoon to help people with hand tremors.
The pair survived the final competition round from teacher Jen Nero's AP Macro/Microeconomics class. With Bremer absent, Steinberg explained the need for the product to combat computer-camera hacks. She demonstrated why her team's prototype produced by a campus 3D printer was superior to others on the market, and shared a marketing/production plan to win over judges Valerie Nahmad Schimel '95, Marcella McCarthy '01 and Michael Greenberg '79.
Guarco, Shah and Love pitched a product that was personal for Guarco, who was inspired to create it after watching her afflicted grandmother struggle to eat soup. They survived a final round of five projects. Each presenting group had five to seven minutes to tell their story, followed by a round of questions from the judges.
The other finalists:
Beneath the Bias:Harrison Denman '19, Anthony Kennedy '19 and Justin Lopez '19 pitched a tool designed to help educators teach students how to detect bias in media content;.
MiPods: Isabella Cofresi '19 and Antonio Ruan '19 shared their plan for a slender device that would track and prevent the loss of AirPods..
Sblended: Sophia Antezana '20 and Ana Sannia '20 pitched a method to make Acai bowls without the hassle of dealing with so many ingredients.
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The mission of Ransom Everglades School is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural and character development of each student. The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.