Student Business Competition winners to present at Blue Lounge

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Student Business Competition winners JoJo Johnson and Connor Raposa.

Student Business Competition winners JoJo Johnson (left) and Connor Raposa.

The Center for Innovation and Economic Development will be featuring past business competition winners in a Student Business Competition Showcase on Thursday, March 21, at noon.

During the upcoming event JoJo Johnson, founder of “Jawnz” a women’s streetwear company, and Connor Raposa, founder of “C_RPhotos,” will discuss the experiences they had as they navigated through the competition. 

The event is slated for the Blue Lounge at the Williams Center. The presentation is free and open to the public and lunch will be provided.

JoJo and Connor’s visionary ideas and relentless dedication have distinguished them as trailblazers in the realm of student entrepreneurship. With a commitment to fostering creativity and empowering the next generation of business leaders, CIED is thrilled to showcase the remarkable achievements of these talented individuals. 

Through the competition, the center provides an opportunity to develop a new business idea, craft a business model, and deliver an investor-focused pitch. 

CIED is a collaborative hub for entrepreneurship, economic development, and community engagement.

The center also provides several of services ranging from administrative and business services to mentoring and networking. 

For more information on the Fredonia Center for Innovation and Economic Development please visit the website

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