Shelby Brawner, Extension Specialist
On Saturday, December 4, the first Tennessee 4-H Shark Tank Contest was held virtually. 4-H members used their creativity and entrepreneurial mindsets to develop a business plan, advertisement, video, and presentation to the judges.
There were six “pitches” made to persuade the judges to invest in these 4-H members’ products or services.
The contest was sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture and provided $500 to first place, $300 to second place, and $150 to third place.
Congratulations to each 4-H’er who spent their time and effort on their creative ideas!
1st place – Mahalah Boone, Overton County
“Taylor’s Testing Tabs” – strips made from litmus paper to test foods for the top 8 allergens.
2nd place – Jaclyn Kleparek, DeKalb County
“On Tap” – dispenser for carbonated beverages that allows for hands-free pouring.
3rd place – Ethan Elder, Blount County
“Imagination Building” – a service to provide opportunities to youth and assisted living residents through fun, interactive projects using LEGOS.
Contact Shelby Brawner for more information.