In an entrepreneurship competiton held at The Times Center in New York City recently, rapper and business mogul, Sean Combs, aka P.Diddy was on ground to speak with the participants on how to run their own businesses and being self-made bosses.
At the event, which was created by The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) – an organization that empowers teens through entrepreneurship education, four finalists emerged. The finalists are, Juny Nguyen, Jesus Fernandez, Dagim Girma and Toheeb Okenla.
At the end, Toheeb Okenla and Jesus Fernandez, from South Holland, Illinois, beat out 38 teen competitors with their business plan for T&J Soccer. T&J Soccer is a manufacturing and retail business that sells soccer socks with pockets sewn into them for inserts that protect players’ shins during soccer games.
Meanwhile, P.Diddy after a private coaching session with the top finalists donated $250K to the NFTE group for supporting teen’s entrepreneurs, while Toheeb Okenla and Jesus Fernandez-Ortiz were awarded $25,000 for taking the first place.