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Local Education

March 14, 2014

Young business owners pitch ideas, seek investors at Flagship event


"A few schools already have something similar to this in place, including ours, but they're too complicated," Boynton said. "I'm fluent in computer language, and I'm already creating apps all the time. I thought to myself, 'Why not make an app for this?'"

Dirk Webb, one of the investor panelists and Director of Operations at the Flagship Center, said he was impressed by the timeliness of Boynton's idea, with bullying in schools being a hot topic. The other ideas included a lawn care service, insect-repelling candles, a bread loaf protector, a poster-design service and an electoral college education app.

"I was impressed by all the ideas and presentations," Webb said. "I think these young men could teach a lot of seasoned business owners how to improve their product."

Like Jack Molitor on Facebook and follow him @aggiejack4 on Twitter, or call 640-4883.

Young Entrepreneur Academy Investor Panel Event Brandon Boynton -- The BullyBox, recevied $2,050 Jordan Wood -- The Election Game, received $1,250 The Bread Barn -- Nathan Smith, received $1,025 Pest Away Candles -- Derek Sikorski and Brenton Adcock, received $775 Yard Smart Lawn Care -- Nick Fights and Mark Hartman, received $350 Dakota Designs -- Dakota Welker, received $150

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