St. Louis On The Move : One Wins National Competition , While Another Lands Deal With Microsoft

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FERGUSON ( KTVI)-Two young men with one similar goal, a gol of reaching success. They both say if you reach for the stars you can catch one.

Jordan Harden is a senior at McCluer South Berkeley High  School in Ferguson,  Harden won a $2,500 prize package by winning the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship national “Elevator Pitch” competition.

The Elevator Pitch competition is determined by public voting on short, “pitch” videos by NFTE student entrepreneurs promoting their business ideas. The winner was announced as part of the finals of the National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (NYEC) which was held October 9th in Silicon Valley, CA. Harden’s winning video for his business, NeoString LLC magnetic shoelaces, is here:

While  in other news, Ronnie Notch moved from an active support role in the Ferguson protest to working with youth and technology. Notch teamed up with Microsoft to create a a music curriculum called "Notes for Life"   Notch runs is developing curricula and software for Microsoft and rim the label King of 12 Recordings.

Notch says the  teens between the ages of 12 and 18 year-old can sign up for clases  that's held at the Microsoft STore in the Galleria  . The calsses are held on Tuesday  6:00 p.m. to 7:30.m. p.m and Wednesday 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. "  I felt like this is the best place to have the program since Microsoft is at the head when it comes to technology .

For more information on how to reach Ronnie Notch

For more information on Notes for Life or King of 12 Recordings, email or visit Twitter: @kingoftwelve.



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