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Oldenburg, IN—The Maverick Challenge, a business planning competition was hosted at Oldenburg Academy on December 13, 2019. Community judges adjudicated the 19 students based on the business plans and products they created for the competition. Oldenburg Academy had nine teams compete and was the only school competing this year in both Franklin and Ripley Counties.The Maverick Challenge was started in 2008 by the Columbus Indiana Chamber of Commerce and has been a growing program since. The competition is intended to simulate the real-world process of entrepreneurs soliciting start-up funds from early-stage investors, successful entrepreneurs and community leaders. Oldenburg Academy Assistant Principal Jonathon Maple is the head of the Franklin/Ripley County competition and leads the challenge at the school, “OA is thrilled to participate in the Maverick Challenge – this is a real-world learning experience that provides students with many skills beyond the business plan.” Students had the opportunity to work with business and community mentors as well as experience feedback from professional judges.The winners were announced, and they received cash prizes. Third place winner, which received $100 – Babysitting Brokerage, a babysitting app which was created by Allison Storms and Ben Kraus; this application would allow babysitters and parents to connect – this was focused on the southeastern Indiana market. Second place, $200, went to Claire Horan, Phoebe Kroen and Faith Sullivan, who created the company Just the Essentials – an essential based oil sock company. The first-place winner received $500 and went to a company that could save lives in the future – a retractable oxygen cord company which was called O2Go. This was presented by GiGi Dreyer, Alexa Miles, and Kathryn Wilder. “This was another great year – it is amazing to see all of the clever ideas and the thought and passion that students put into creating their businesses.” Maple commented. “We are seeing the growing need of entrepreneurship in the local area – it is our hope that this will spark a passion with students locally.” The top team will move on to the Spring Maverick Challenge Regional Competition, where nine counties will compete against each other, hosted by Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce. They then have a chance to move on to the state competition at Ball State University, called Innovate WithIN.Genesis Pathways To Success out of Ripley County, Franklin County Community Foundation, Oldenburg Academy and the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce all sponsor the challenge. “We truly cannot have this without their support and assistance, we are so grateful to live and work in such a supportive community,” Maple commented. Anyone interested in participating in the Maverick Challenge can contact Maple at email@example.com
The NLRC boss, who was represented by a director in the Commission, Precious Puanoni, encouraged Nigerians to take part in betting as revenue accrued to the commission would also be used to fund the education and provide social amenities in different parts of the country.Speaking in same vien, a director of the company, Lai Labode, said the Billionairejackpot, which is their flagship game was an electronic raffle(eRaffle) game, that will be played by electronically entering purchased raffle ticket into a draw. The eRaffle game, he said, would pay a whopping one billion Naira as its jackpot. Apart from the jackpot, every participant has a chance of winning something.Chairman of the company, Adedotun Sulaiman said, “It is an electronic wealth redistribution game designed for Nigerians. A game that will create millionaires every month across the country.”He said that the company’s entry into the Nigerian gaming industry was aimed at introducing a truly national lottery, create wealth distribution game and establish Nigeria on the gaming global map.“Our foundation is built on trust and transparency,”Sulaiman said. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram NaijaBillionaire has unveiled plans to create gaming experiences that would enrich lives and add value to businesses through innovation, easy access, integrity, partnership and world class processes.Speaking during the official unveiling of the NaijaBillionaire , at Westwood Hotel, Victoria Island the Director General of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission, Adolphus Ekpe, called on Nigerians to invest in lottery as a means of contributing to the social well-being of the country.