Shark Tank: Global Business Competition
Shark Tank: Global Business Competition

Minnetonka High School VANTAGE students compete in 'Shark Tank' competition
Published January 17, 2017 in the Sun Sailor
By Paige Kieffer

Minnetonka High School juniors and seniors participating in the VANTAGE global business program competed in a "Shark Tank" style competition. Groups were judged on the viability of their business idea, understanding of revenues and expenses, brand positioning and competitive advantage, presentation and response to questions.

"The presentations that they're giving are professional level and it's impressive to see this kind of work from high-schoolers," said Jeffrey Erickson, MHS principal.

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Islam "Izzy" Atayev, is currently a junior at MHS and is enrolled in the Business Analytics program with VANTAGE. Izzy was born in Turkmenistan and has only been in the U.S. for about a year.

As part of VANTAGE, each student is paired with a mentor from the business community. Mentors and mentees meet regularly throughout the year.