DECA Idea Challenge 2019 Winning Teams Announced

DECA Inc. is excited to announce this year’s DECA Idea Challenge global winners!

A premier event of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), the DECA Idea Challenge dared elementary through university students to generate a new use for shoelaces in merely a week! In addition to reinventing the item, teams were to create a video pitch of their new product.

With a significant amount of creativity, teamwork and determination, these teams were able to rise to the top.

Congratulations to the following DECA Idea Challenge global winning teams:

Elementary/Middle School

Swan Self-Watering Pot

St. Hugh’s Preparatory School | Jamaica


High School

Hood Mask

Franklin High School | United States



Nothing But Net

Prince George’s Community College | United States


DECA commends all students, educators and mentors who engaged in the competition!

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About DECA 

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. DECA Inc. is a not-for-profit student organization with more than 225,000 members in 4,000 chapters in 50 United States and nine countries. With a nearly 75-year history, DECA has impacted the lives of more than ten million students, educators, school administrators and business professionals since it was founded in 1946. For more information about DECA Inc., visit

About Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week is a collection of tens of thousands of events, activities and competitions each November that inspire millions to explore their potential as an entrepreneur while fostering connections and increasing collaboration within their ecosystems. Diversity is a driver of innovation and economies suffer if a nation or group of people are underrepresented or face structural barriers – the world needs more entrepreneurs. Powered by the Kauffman Foundation, Global Entrepreneurship Week has expanded to 170+ nations since its launch in 2008 with 20,000 partner organizations now serving as GEN’s community-building backbone.

Mark Your Calendars! The next Global Entrepreneurship Week will be November 16–22, 2020.

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