Colby Kurle, a sophomore at Graham-Kapowsin High School, came up with a great idea to help student athletes solve a common issue. The teenager created a multi-vendor, peer-to-peer e-commerce site for students to sell their used athletic equipment.
He pitched his unique idea to local business leaders in the semifinals at a national entrepreneur contest, and he made it on to the next round.
The final contest, hosted by The Young Entrepreneurs Academy, is the 10th Annual Saunders Scholars National Conference and Competition. The contest takes place on May 4 at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York.
At the competition, Kurle will pitch his idea to a panel of expert judges. There will be 300 semifinalists competing for over $70,000 in scholarship awards.