Eastside students compete for Teen CEO title on Saturday in Redmond

“What’s in Your Briefcase?”, the fourth annual Teen CEO competition, will take place this Saturday at the Lake Washington School District (LWSD) Resource Center, 16250 N.E. 74th St., Redmond (Redmond Town Center). The event is open to the public.

The “Shark Tank”-like competition will feature students representing their own businesses for cash awards of more than $7,000 donated by local business sponsors of the event.

Eastside business owners will judge the event.


9-9:10 a.m. Welcome from Dr. Traci Pierce, LWSD superintendent

9:10-9:25 a.m. Jenni Butz, guest speaker, WordSpark

9:25-9:30 a.m. Overview of the day from Roger Blier, CTE program specialist, LWSD

9:30-9:40 a.m. Anne Lee, Mission Happy Land, Tesla STEM High

9:50-10 a.m. Abigail Prendergast, Show Me! ASL, Emerson High

10:10-10:20 a.m. Sarah Tarta, FOKUS, Tesla STEM High

10:30-10:40 a.m. Dante Ludlow, Dante’s Deals, Juanita High

10:50-11 a.m. Aarushi Bhatnagar, Wifi4Guest, Redmond High

11 a.m. to noon Lunch

Noon to 12:10 p.m. Zach Nelson, Great Appliances Northwest, Bellevue College Running Start

12:20-12:30 p.m. Sami Baghban, Unite, Lake Washington High

12:40-12:50 p.m. Caleb John and Denis Chelan, Cedar Robotics, Tesla STEM High

1-1:10 p.m. Adriana Rush, Indra Toepke and Ashley Sellers, Magic Carrot Candles, Tesla STEM High

1:10-2:10 p.m. Judges confer

2:15 p.m. Awards ceremony