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East Tech students working on their business plans

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-  Carol Burnett



E CITY and East Technical High School

East Technical High School is a Cleveland Municipal School District high school located at 2439 E. 55th Street.
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East Technical High School Business Plan winners

2005-2006 School Year

E CITY was pleased to be at East Technical High School for its third entrepreneurship program!

We thank Principal Brian Register and we welcome newly-trained Certified Entrepreneurship Teacher, Susan St. Aubyn, to the E CITY team.  Susan is a perfect fit for this mission- although she is a teacher at East Tech by day, she is an entrepreneur after hours, running her own cake baking and catering service.

Student and coach working on her business plan

She has been thrilled by the chance to share her passion for business creation with our students.  We are grateful that our former CET, Sharon Baker, cared enough to introduce us to Susan, when she learned that she would be unable to teach our program this year.

The East Tech program was again fully funded by Scott Mueller and his company, Dealer Tire.  All of the business plan coaches who worked one-on-one with the students were from Dealer Tire, as well.  We applauded the hard work of the students and volunteers at the business plan competition and graduation on February 2.

Special congratulations to these student winners:

            Ashley Thorpe   $150                 “Special Occasions”

            Sade Williams   $100                 “Snacks by Sade”

            Perez Smith      $50                   “LEOS”

Thank you, Dealer Tire!
2004-2005 School Year

E CITY’s second  entrepreneurship program at East Tech was taught by Sharon Baker, who was also an English teacher at the school. Fifteen budding young entrepreneurs participated and completed the program.  Dealer Tire teamed up with E CITY to make this program possible by providing all of the needed funding, as well as volunteer guest speakers (including Dealer Tire’s CFO, Pete Waters), business plan coaches, and President Scott Mueller, as one of the competition judges

 We thank the following volunteer “coaches” who helped students polish their business ideas in preparation for their presentations, and the judges who rated the presentations and gave feedback to the students

Sharon Baker, the East Tech teacher

East Tech class at the graduation

Pete Waters, CFO of Dealer Tire, with the class after being a guest speaker


John Nisky
Eric Lutzo
Jeff Nischwitz

From Dealer Tire
Jo-Ann Bush
Marc D'Agate
Angelo Mascia
Emily Kalina
Emily Petteys
Barb Riles
Chad Broski
LeShawn Davis
Jack Kuret
Dana Boyd
Brandie Brenneman

Ken Leventhal
Scott Mueller
Shawn Rech
Carl Walter
Ron Copfer


The judges awarded these students cash prizes for their business ideas and presentations.
1st place, $150 -  Henry Stanley "Cheese 4 Cheese"
2nd place, $100 - Dione Anderson for "Stuff in my Closet"
3rd place, $50 -  Oshiana Jackson for  "Cakes, Cookies & Other Baked Goodies"
2003-2004 School Yearr
E CITY and East Tech teamed up for the first time in the fall of 2003, to deliver the E CITY program to a select number of students at East Tech.  The instructor of the program was Sylvia Randolph.  The principal of the school, Brenda Washington, was so pleased with the program that she invited E CITY and the top four students who graduated from the program to speak at a teacher/faculty seminar in February 2004.  One student, Yasmeen Drake-El, even presented her entire business plan to an audience of over 40 people.    
East Tech students working on their business plans
Ten students participated in the final business plan competition. The average increase in business knowledge among the students was 79%!
1st place winner of $150 –    Kim Latorre
2nd place winners of $100 – Daveda Ivory and Latasha Stuart (partnership)
3rd place winner of $50 –     Yasmeen Drake-El

East Tech students, teacher and Principal

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