National Youth Entrepreneurial Summit




Extended Deadline : July 1st 11:59 PM PT

Monetary prizes up to $700 + several other rewards!
Prizes for eaCh category:
 1st   place: $250 and 5 mystery coupons
 2nd  place: $150 and 2 Mystery Coupon
 3rd  place: $100
& Guaranteed prize for participation!

Black Lives Matter Movement

We wanted to take a moment to recognize the Black Lives Matter movement and express our support for equality and the black community. We have decided to donate 20% of our registration fee to Black and Brown Founders to show our support for the campaign.

Competition INformation

NYES is a virtual entrepreneurship competition open to high school students across the nation. It allows students to learn, collaborate, and develop their business plans into ventures suited to impact the world. Our goal is to provide students with an opportunity during the summer to advance their visions and ideas through real-world scenarios. Through a four-day virtual competition, students can immerse themselves in the entrepreneurial experience. The competition consists of four phases; live professional mentoring, the business proposal submission, guest speaker sessions, and live pitching. During the live mentoring/office hours students can receive direct feedback and advice on their pitches and business plans from professionals in the industry. Mentors will also host a Q&A session where they can answer any business or entrepreneurial related questions. During the 2-day live pitch competition, students will present their pitches to the judges via Zoom. Throughout the competition, there will be guest speaker sessions from professionals in the industry as well as student leaders to share their life experiences and entrepreneurial advice.



Vinay A. Ramesh is the Co-Founder & Head of Content at Wildfire, a hyper-local news app that instantly notifies you when a major event occurs near you. He was the recipient of "Forbes 30 under 30 for Consumer Technology" in 2020 along with "Inc Magazine's 50 Emerging Entrepreneurs to Watch" in 2017. In addition to being an avid political and film enthusiast, Vinay volunteers as an interpreter for asylum seekers coming into the U.S. He graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Poltical Science in 2016.


Anthony B. Maddox is Professor of Clinical Education and Engineering at the USC Rossier School of Education and the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. He is a science teacher educator, Director of the Center for Engineering in Education (CEE), and a Managing Director of USC Rossier EdVentures, a virtual incubator and accelerator for early stage edtech companies.

Dr. Maddox is a Licensed Professional Engineer and previously was an executive with the Los Angeles Urban League,managing a place-based neighborhood initiative in South Los Angeles. He was an industrial engineering and information systems professor at Northeastern  University, computer science instructor and NASA Fellow while at Brandeis University, Program Director at the National Science Foundation, and has held technical positions at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Thinking Machines Corporation, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

He was a FORTRAN and assembly language coder in the steel industry in the mid 1970s, studied binary computer vision at the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute, and researched artificial intelligence and computational linguistics with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His interests include the application of computational agency, engineering design and thinking, and entrepreneurship to education.

Vinay Ramesh

Anthony B. Maddox


There is a small registration fee of $5.00, which you will pay once you submit the registration form. Please email if you cannot pay this fee. Registration is required for participation in our event. Please note that the deadline for the submissions has been postponed to June 28th 2020. All members of the team must sign up on the registration form.

Thank you!

NYES Registration Form 

Note : This process may take a few minutes. Only one submission is required per team. Please try to submit the executive summary and presentation slides as pdfs!

Submission Form

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Srikar Munukutla

Lead Director

Srikar Munukutla is a senior at Amador Valley High School. Throughout high school, he has enjoyed opportunities to work with and teach peers and younger students. As the Lead Director for NYES, he organizes the event and manages the leadership team. He wishes to bring a unique and memorable experience to high school students around the country through NYES, and hopes to inspire as many people as possible to seek a career in the STEM and business fields. Outside of NYES and school, he is an avid sports fan and loves watching movies and listening to music from all genres!


Diya Menon

Director of Event and Programming

Diya Menon is currently a junior at Monta Vista High School with a passion for business, technology, and music. As the Director of Event and Programming, she manages the foundation of the event and its logistics and creates and designs various resources like the website, event schedule, competition guidelines, and forms. Her goal is to create a successful virtual event that allows other high schoolers the opportunity to continue to nurture their passion through these trying times. In her free time she loves to sing, write, read, binge TV shows and, of course, surround herself with friends and family!


Ritika Garg

Director of Partnerships

Ritika Garg is currently a junior at Saratoga High School with a passion for Neuroscience, Business, and Marketing. As Director of Partnerships for NYES, she works to coordinate speakers, judges, and sponsors in order to bring high school students the best summit possible. Her goal for NYES is to help create an experience for participants that is not only educational and inspiring, but also fun and memorable. Outside of NYES, Ritika greatly enjoys volunteering to help the members of her community, playing the piano and baritone, travelling, and spending time with friends and family.

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Shriya Ramdas

Director of Operations

Shriya Ramdas is a junior at Mission San Jose High School. She is interested in neurobiology and hopes to pursue her interest in the biomedical field. As Director of Operations in NYES, Shriya works to organize the multitude of events for the summit to provide the best possible experience for the aspiring entrepreneurs. She makes sure all the student leaders are working together cohesively towards a successful and educational event. Outside of NYES, Shriya enjoys competitive dancing, teaching young students how to play the guitar, and traveling with her family.  

Hayagreev Dilip

Director of Technology

Hayagreev Dilip is a current sophomore at Cupertino High School who enjoys programming and solving problems. As the Director of Technology, Hayagreev manages the technological aspects of the Entrepreneurial Summit such as the website. Hayagreev likes to work on analytical problems, and likes to collaborate with others to ensure a successful outcome. His goal for this event is to ensure that everything, such as the registration forms and payment method, flows smoothly on the website so the summit attracts the greatest number of participants. During his free time, Hayagreev likes to work on programming challenges, teach other students about mathematics, learn new things, and spend time with his friends.

Ishana Karkera

Director of Marketing

Ishana Karkera is currently a sophomore attending BASIS Independent Silicon Valley who has a passion for biology and human anatomy. As Director of Marketing, Ishana strives to drive her team forward to the best of their ability, making sure that advertising runs smoothly, and creating creative posters to appeal to the consumer’s aesthetic. Her goal for this event is to ensure exponential exposure towards NYES, as well as attract many strong-willed and determined students with an eye for entrepreneurship and business. In her free time, Ishana enjoys practicing playing instruments and singing, practicing speech and debate, listening to kpop and all types of genres, and writing.

Nithika Karthikeyan

Assistant Director of Marketing

Nithika Karthikeyan is a current 10th grader at Notre Dame High School San Jose with a passion for Environmental Law, Business, and Marketing. As the Assistant Marketing Director, she helps design logos and posts to spread information about NYES. Her goal is to provide a fun learning experience to all students. In her free time, she enjoys playing competitive USTA tennis, competitive dancing, competitive gymnastics, drawing, hanging out with friends, and cooking!

Matthew Kwok

Assistant Director of Partnerships

Matthew Kwok is currently a junior at Aragon High School who has a love for learning and has academic interests ranging from STEM to English. As Assistant Director of Partnerships for NYES, he works with the partnerships team to ensure that sponsors, guest speakers, judges, and participants have the best possible experience at NYES. Matthew hopes to bring an impactful experience for all types of high schoolers across the nation in light of the unprecedented times that we are currently in. Outside of NYES, he also competes in track and field, loves watching movies, and enjoys playing pick-up basketball. 


Preetha Kumar

Assistant Lead Director

Preetha Kumar is a current 11th grader at Cupertino High School with a passion for business and technology. As the Assistant Lead Director for NYES, she helps lead the rest of the NYES team in organizing the entire event through program management, team building, professional development, and strategic implementation. Her goal is to provide the best possible educational and enjoyable experience for both the team and the event participants. In her free time, she enjoys singing, baking, coding, and watching Netflix!


Misha Jain

Director of Partnerships

Misha Jain is a current sophomore at Foothill High School. She is an aspiring leader who has a passion for business and economics. As the Director of Partnerships for NYES, she works with sponsors, guest speakers, and judges to ensure a successful summit. Her mission is to provide high schoolers throughout the nation with a platform to learn, explore, and achieve. Along with taking every opportunity to improve her personal skill set, Misha works towards helping others in her community. She is also a competitive swimmer and dancer who enjoys traveling and hanging out with her friends!

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Rachel Nozaki

Director of Finance/Assistant Director of Partnerships


Rachel Nozaki is a current junior at Homestead High School who has a passion for Business and Hospitality. As the Director of Finance for NYES, she builds and enforces a budget to manage the money from sponsors and costs required to run the event. Her goal is to maintain a suitable environment for the NYES team as well as provide a professional and enjoyable experience for participants. Along with her passions, her other interests include competitive dancing, calligraphy, designing the Homestead Yearbook, watching Netflix, and hanging out with friends.


Neha Krishnakumar

Director of Communications

Neha Krishnakumar is currently a junior at Evergreen Valley High School who loves business, law, and helping others! As the Director of Communications, she aims to ensure that everyone stays updated on event details, as well as to maintain a positive public presence for NYES. Her other interests include bullet journaling, reading, painting, and playing with her dog!!

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Kellie Eng

Director of Marketing

Kelli Eng is a current sophomore at San Mateo High School who has a passion for business, marketing, and UXUI. As the Director of Marketing, Kelli coordinates with her team so that they are always working together, makes sure that participants have the most recent information about this event, and aims to make use of as many channels of advertisement as possible in order to spread greater awareness of this event. Her goal is to ensure that participants have an enjoyable learning experience by creating a convenient and quick user journey, beginning from when they first learn about NYES. Outside of NYES, Kelli enjoys playing tennis for the USTA, listening to kpop, watching Netflix, playing flute in her school’s marching band, and watching Warriors games!


Trisha Rajesh

Assistant Director of Event and Programming


Trisha Rajesh is currently a sophomore at Mission San Jose High School with a passion for computer science and business. As the Assistant Director of Events and Programming she helps organize the schedule and resources to make sure the event runs smoothly. Her goal is to provide students with an opportunity during the summer to compete through real-world experiences while developing their knowledge about entrepreneurship and business. Her other interests include, playing the flute, dancing, painting, watching movies and baking.

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Harish Rajan

Assistant Director of Technology

Harish Rajan is a junior at Moreau Catholic High School who enjoys programming and learning technologies. Recently he has picked up interest in Deep Learning and has started making videos on YouTube. As the Assistant Director of Technology, he works to manage the website. His goal is to invite many participants to the Entrepreneurial Summit by creating welcoming technological aspects to the event. In his free time, Harish plays piano, table tennis, and basketball. He also loves to read about neuroscience.

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Ashika Thomas

Assistant Director of Marketing

Ashika Thomas is a current sophomore at Fremont High School who enjoys history, marketing, and business. As the Assistant Director of Marketing, Ashika works with a team to coordinate outreach on all platforms of social media and helps keep participants updated on events. She also coordinates all posts and stories sent out on social media platforms. Her goal is to perform outreach in an effective way that ensures the maximum amount of people participate in the event. Outside of NYES Ashika enjoys playing volleyball, trying new foods, exploring new areas, and spending time outdoors.

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