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3/17/2016 - SCLSNJ is hosting a teen entrepreneur competition

SCLSNJ is hosting a teen entrepreneur competition

Students grades 9-12 can compete for cash prize at Teen Tycoons

(Somerset County, NJ: March 11, 2016) Somerset County Library System of New Jersey is hosting Teen Tycoons: An Entrepreneurial Competition for teens based on the popular entrepreneurial television show, “Shark Tank,” on Thursday, May 5, 7-9:30 p.m. at SCLSNJ’s Bridgewater Library branch, located at 1 Vogt Drive in Bridgewater.

Open to Somerset County students grades 9-12, including home school students, with a valid SCLSNJ library card, the contest will involve a one minute presentation (without props, slides, or any other supporting materials) to a panel of judges who are looking for original business concepts and/or new variations of an existing business concept. The business can be brand new or already established.

SCLSNJ is now accepting applications for Teen Tycoons: An Entrepreneurial Competition. The first 20 qualified applicants will be accepted into the competition. The application can be found at

Cash prizes will be awarded to first, second, and third place winners.

Teen Tycoons Judges:
Maria Semple, Principal at The Prospect Finder
Claudia Mott, Financial Advisor at Epona Financial Solutions, LLC.
Drew Meyer, Business Counselor at Central Jersey Score
Brian Auger, County Library Administrator at SCLSNJ
Sherri Lynn, Somerset County Library Commissioner

This competition has been made possible thanks to generous contributions made by: The Friends of the Bridgewater Library, the Friends of Peapack & Gladstone Library, and the Friends of Warren Library.

For more information, contact Cathy DeBerry at

About Somerset County Library System of New Jersey
Somerset County Library System of New Jersey (SCLSNJ) partners with you to connect, to explore, to share and to discover. Together we enrich lives, expand knowledge and strengthen communities. SCLSNJ branches can be found in Bridgewater, Bound Brook, Hillsborough, Manville, North Plainfield, Peapack & Gladstone, Rocky Hill at Mary Jacobs Memorial Library, Somerville, Warren Township and Watchung. Additionally, there are two SCLSNJ reading stations in Branchburg and Washington Valley. Visit for further information about library services offered at SCLSNJ.