Thursday, Feb 2, 2023
Brianna Bogos wins 2023 Norm Brodsky Enterprise Idea Competitors
by Rachel Stengel ’14, ’20
Brianna Bogos, a senior at Bishop Eustace Preparatory Faculty in Pennsauken Township, New Jersey, is the winner of the 2023 Norm Brodsky Enterprise Idea Competitors.
Bogos pitched her enterprise concept to a panel of judges dwell on Jan. 28 throughout Rider College’s annual competitors, incomes her a full, four-year tuition scholarship to the College.
“It takes an enormous monetary burden off my shoulders and permits me to concentrate on my schooling and rising my enterprise,” she says. “I’m grateful for the chance to attend Rider with out worrying about faculty prices or going into debt.”
Bogos developed the thought for an app for her enterprise, Discover The Excellent Outfit, LLC, which connects shoppers to unbiased ladies’s clothes retailers by curating outfit concepts. On the app, shoppers might add gadgets to a want record, comply with their associates to see their favourite clothes and comply with a wide range of retailers to see new releases. Retailers would pay to have their merchandise featured on the app.
Bogos, who intends to review advertising at Rider, established a Discover The Excellent Outfit, LLC, web site and social media profiles through the COVID-19 pandemic. Along with showcasing a wide range of designers and outfits, the positioning permits customers to browse outfits by aesthetic, additional customizing their expertise. After gaining greater than 20,000 subscribers throughout her digital media channels, Bogos hopes the app will additional increase her enterprise.
“The judges have been very impressed by how Brianna intends to increase her present enterprise,” says Lora Hudicka, director of Rider’s Middle for Entrepreneurial Research. “She exemplifies all the things the competitors seeks to reward — ingenuity, willpower and an innate entrepreneurial thoughts.”
Picture 2023 Norm Brodsky Enterprise Idea Competitors winner Brianna Bogos (proper) stands with Norm Brodsky ’64 (left), competitors sponsor.
Rider’s annual Norm Brodsky Enterprise Idea Competitors challenges highschool college students to develop an revolutionary enterprise concept and current it in entrance of a panel of judges, Shark Tank model. Divided into two divisions, seniors competed for the total scholarship grand prize, whereas juniors and sophomores competed for a number of money prizes and the prospect to be robotically entered into the senior competitors when eligible. This yr’s finale judges have been Invoice Cunningham of Embody Media, Joe Lopez of the Unusual Particular person Basis and Lisa Train ’02, ’09, adjunct professor for the Norm Brodsky School of Enterprise.
Rider obtained greater than 200 submissions for this yr’s competitors. Candidates have been required to submit a quick abstract of their enterprise idea, which went by two rounds of evaluate by a gaggle of judges, earlier than being narrowed right down to the ten finalists.
Different finalists included: Jenna Dancsecs of Cherokee Excessive Faculty (second place, senior division); Jordan Hidalgo of Newburgh Free Academy (third place, senior division); Dan Varughese of Monroe Township Excessive Faculty (fourth place, senior division); Danny Emerle of Shawnee Excessive Faculty (fifth place, senior division); Reeva Khokhar of John P. Stevens Excessive Faculty and Elina Csapo of The Hun Faculty of Princeton (tied for first place, sophomore/junior division); Nathaniel Gaw of Atlantic County Institute of Know-how (third place, sophomore/junior division); Ainsley Taggart of Cherokee Excessive Faculty (fourth place, sophomore/junior division); and Nick King of Colts Neck Excessive Faculty (fifth place, sophomore/junior division).
The competitors is sponsored by husband and spouse Norm Brodsky ’64 and Elaine Brodsky. Norm, a long-time entrepreneur who’s the namesake of Rider’s Norm Brodsky School of Enterprise, based eight profitable companies, together with Citi Storage, the most important privately owned archive enterprise within the nation. He additionally heartily believes that anybody, no matter business or job title, can profit from an entrepreneurial mindset. This mindset is recognizable all through the School’s greater than 30 undergraduate and graduate packages, minors and certificates.