Entrepreneur Students Present “Study Buddy” at NASDAQ
By Brenda Lentsch
Commack High School sophomores Jotham Cohen, Michel Glass, Nayib Perez, and Max That, designed a mobile application as part of a competition. The young men (Team Tech-Ed) entered their mobile application and accompanying website “Study Buddy” in the Junior Achievement competition in February. The competition challenged the students to invent a product that aided in education. The team’s app would help students “study on the go.” Team Tech-Ed advanced to the finals, held on May 31, as part of an elite group of only 23 students that made it to the last round of judging. The students were given the opportunity to present their business plan to judges at NASDAQ. More than 700 students from New York City and Long Island competed in the Junior Achievement contest and semi-finals.
Each Commack student received a $100 gift card and the opportunity to “network with high-end executives, and have the ultimate experience of NASDAQ itself,” said Sandra Braun, their teacher in the Entrepreneurship class at Commack High.
Photo above: From left to right: Max That, Nayib Perez, Michael Glass, Jotham Cohen, and teacher Sandra Braun at the Stock Exchange.