FIDM Entrepreneur of Tomorrow Challenge 2019 Winners

March 7, 2021

DECA Inc. and the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) are excited to announce the winners of this year’s FIDM Entrepreneur of Tomorrow Challenge. The FIDM Entrepreneur of Tomorrow Challenge asks students to create an entrepreneurial proposal for a new product idea for a specific market segment. Participants pitched a new clothing, beauty, home, health, food or entertainment concept in a video presentation describing the target market, product offering, marketing launch strategy and more.

FIDM executives reviewed all submissions and selected the top three presentations.The top three teams will be recognized on stage at DECA’s International Career Development Conference in Orlando, Florida. The overall winning team will be awarded a travel stipend to attend DECA’s International Career Development Conference.

Congratulations to the following students:

1st Place – Michael Chen & Dorothy Perillo-Dutton

Encinal High School DECA | Alameda, CA

2nd Place - Sasha Tang & Era Dewan

Mission San Jose High School DECA | Fremont, CA

3rd Place – Jordan E Lindquist, Abigail Benoit & Kendall  V. Jason  

Nipmuc Regional High School | Upton, MA

Would you like to learn more about this competition and other DECA Inc. challenges? Visit and stayed tuned to DECA Direct for the latest announcements of DECA Inc. challenges and activities.

Thank you FIDM for sponsoring the FIDM/DECA Challenge.


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