The Glockner Dare to Dream high school regional business pitch competition is an annual event that gives area high school students the opportunity to create a business idea and pitch it to a panel of judges for the chance to win thousands of dollars in prize money.

Watch the 2019 finals here!


The 2019 winner was Yak Rak of Portsmouth High School.


Photo credit: Ed Litteral

The championship for the sixth annual Glockner Dare to Dream high school business competition was held on Tuesday evening, March 19, 2019, at Shawnee State’s Kricker Innovation Hub. Fourteen teams from Ohio and Kentucky pitched their business ideas to a panel of judges to compete for a total of $34,000 in prize money.

The winning team, Yak Rak from Portsmouth High School, presented an idea for a rack that attaches to a vehicle and can hold kayaks, paddle boards, surfboards, and other supplies. They won a total of $7,750 for both the championship and the prize for the Most Viable Business Idea.

Pictured from left are April Perry, head of the judging team; Mike Thompson, contest coordinator; Andy Glockner, title sponsor; Chloe Minton, Emily Jones, Aiden Donges, and Autumn Wright of PHS; Steve Moore, partner sponsor; and Nate Kline, PHS Business Instructor and team coach.

See a complete list of winners HERE.