LAS VEGAS -- The Consumer Technology Association (CTA), in partnership with education technology company EVERFI, sponsors a digital learning program that teaches high school students the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and how to start and run a business. Students who complete the course may choose to pursue a business concept in earnest and enter it into the annual Future Innovators Pitch Competition. The final three groups pitched their concept at CES 2020. The program was established in 2015 to help address the nation’s skills gap and drive students to explore careers in entrepreneurship and STEM Education (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Judges included Noa Davidson, Emerging Tech, Innovation & Startup Partnerships, AWS; and Kim Folsom, Co-Founder, Founders First Capital Partners; and Tiffany Moore, senior vice president of political and industry affairs for the Consumer Technology Association.
The winners of the competition were Gabrielle Floratos of Palo Verde High School in Las Vegas; James Wang of West Career Technical Academy in Las Vegas; and Josh Ferguson of Spring Valley High School in Las Vegas. They won the competition with their app design that helps organize and manage notifications on your smart phone based on the user's schedule.