Submitted by Aneta Costin on Wed, 06/19/2013 - 08:21
At the beginning of May, I sent your this information about Iman Jaffari...
"In mid-April, I send the FHCI community an email about "Make Your Pitch", a contest for students to present novel business ideas. Grade 9 FHCI Information Technology student, Iman Jaffari, took up the challenge and entered a video in this Ontario-wide contest sponsored by the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment, the Ministry of Research and Innovation, and the Ontario Centres of Excellence.
"Iman's business idea was a website where amateur chefs and enthusiastic cooks could share their recipes with the rest of the world by posting them online at a site he would call "Foodpost.ca". Iman's computer teacher, Ms. Costin, was an inspiration for Iman and she encouraged her students to vote for Iman’s 'pitch'.
"First came the good news that Iman’s entry was chosen as one of the finalists in the category, ‘Technology’. On Monday, Iman and the finalists met at the Ontario Centre of Excellence and 'pitched' their ideas live in front of a panel of judges. Premiere Wynne, and some MPPs were there on Monday to see the videos and hear the pitches. After the presentations, the judges made their decisions and the semi-finalists—including Iman—returned on Tuesday to a luncheon where the winners were announced. Iman won for his category! For that win, he was presented with a significant monetary award, a scholarship for post-secondary study, plus summer training in business development. As Iman’s school, the FHCI Business Department will also receive an award.
"To see Iman’s winning site, go to the ‘Make Your Pitch’ website (http://www.makeyourpitch.ca/home) and then click on “Food Post” (http://www.makeyourpitch.ca/entry/11137108-Food-Post?offset=2&sort=votecount%20DESC&channel=22500)
TDSB Communications pitched the story to the media and CityTV News decided to do a story! Here is the link to their story, featuring Iman, his mother and Aneta Costin his computer teacher.
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