DECA Idea Challenge 2018 Winning Teams

March 7, 2021

DECA Inc. is pleased 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 paper clips 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 Stationary Clip

St. Hugh's Preparatory School | Jamaica

High School

Hand Therapy

Tesla STEM High School | United States


New Boys

Leicester College | United Kingdom

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

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 3,775 chapters in 50 United States and nine countries. With an over 70-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

During one week each November, thousands of events and competitions in 170 countries inspire millions to engage in entrepreneurial activity while connecting them to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors. Powered by the Kauffman Foundation, the initiative is supported by dozens of world leaders and a network of more than 15,000 partner organizations.

Mark Your Calendars! The next Global Entrepreneurship Week will be November 18–24, 2019.


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