Announcing the 2020 Intuit Innovation Challenge Winners

January 12, 2021

DECA Inc. is excited to announce the 2020 Intuit Innovation Challenge winners!

Dec Intuit Innovation Challenge

The Intuit Innovation Challenge is a hands-on design thinking project, daring students around the globe to innovate for impact to help reverse the effect of global warming. Through the challenge, teams applied Intuit’s design thinking methodology, Design for Delight, to develop an innovative sustainability solution. Teams demonstrated their use of the design thinking process through a three-minute video presentation that brought to life their process and outcomes.  The Intuit Innovation Challenge is a premier event of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) and hosted by DECA.

Utilizing creativity, teamwork and determination, these teams were able to come up with solutions for their communities.

Congratulations to the following Intuit Innovation Challenge winning teams:

Elementary/Middle School

The CO2 Busters

Triangle Math and Science Academy | North Carolina

High School


East Chapel Hill High School | North Carolina


Worn But Loved

De Anza College | California

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

About Intuit

Intuit, the proud maker of QuickBooks, TurboTax and Mint, is dedicated to helping people prepare for the jobs of tomorrow, with a focus on those from underrepresented communities, by providing entrepreneurship and personal finance education programs. These programs, uniquely built and designed by Intuit, help develop the critical 21st century skills employers are seeking, as well as support those with a goal to be self-employed or start a business. Intuit supports educators with professional development training and project-based real-world curriculum to ensure they are equipped with the tools and resources needed to guide students towards successful futures.

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 8-14, 2021.


Debbie Taylor
Leadership Specialist

As DECA’s leadership specialist, Debbie implements a comprehensive student leadership program for both the high school and college divisions. She is responsible for the Emerging Leader Series, executive officer teams and elections, and student recognition programs like the Collegiate DECA Leadership Passport Program and DECA Emerging Leader Honor Award. Debbie has worked for DECA since 2019.

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