YEA! Student Wins Big at Shore Hatchery

Tyler Dunn, a senior at James M. Bennett High School, is among one of the youngest individuals to ever compete in Salisbury University’s Ratcliffe Shore Hatchery competition. Eighteen businesses from the community competed for prize money on April 21st as they pitched “Shark Tank-style” to the Hatchery’s board of directors. Tyler and his business partner, Jordan Palmer, received $5,000 and two expert business mentors. His business sells a product called the Cap Strap, which prevents an individual from reaching into and touching the contents of the container thus avoiding making physical contact with the contents. The Cap Strap attaches the container’s scoop beneath the lid, so the scoop is convenient when opening the container. Tyler, 17, is tied with another individual as the youngest person to ever compete in the nation’s second-longest running business plan competition. Tyler is a participant in the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy which is a ground breaking 6 month after school program that walks students through the process of launching their own business.

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