UCLA Project Echo!

By Dyan Bomer on Apr 17, 2014 at 10:25 AM in Press Releases
UCLA Project Echo!
Design-N-Cut Crew with their award!

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UCLA Project Echo!
Becky is very happy! Go SBici!

Dons Net Café Students Compete in UCLA’s Project Echo and Take Home a First and Third Place!

                 (Santa Barbara, CA) April 17, 2014 -- The Dons Net Café, a group of 11 student-run businesses, brought home a winning title and a 3rd place from UCLA’s Project Echo business plan competition. Head Coordinator, Lee Knodel and six Santa Barbara High School students attended the competition at the university in Los Angeles. They presented two business ventures; SBici and Design-N-Cut. SBici is a joint venture between the Dons Net Café and Bici Centro of Santa Barbara. Bici Centro’s bike mechanics train students to become bike mechanics, active and safe bike riders, and together promote biking as a better transportation method than cars. Design-N-Cut, a customized clothing business, received 3rd place in the same competition. “The award ceremony was intense, especially since we were competing against fellow Dons Net Café members,” stated Jesus Terrazas, CEO of the Dons Net Café.

“Best Green Business Plan” was announced and 1st place was awarded to SBici and 3rd place in “Best Business Plan” was awarded to Design-N-Cut. The money that the Dons Net Café won will be used for SBici to travel to Los Angeles CicLAVia (open bike streets event in LA) next year and to purchase a portable printer for Design-N-Cut to attend local events and provide their customized products.

According to participant, Andrea Delgado, “The Project Echo Competition was a great learning experience and I am very proud of our accomplishments, team work, and hard work.”

You can support SBici by donating your unused bikes that will then be recycled and given to children in our community, including SBici bike members. You can support Design-N-Cut by utilizing their customized clothing business. We would love to talk to you at Santa Barbara Earth Day, April 26th and 27th.

The Dons Net Café, a Regional Occupational Program of the Santa Barbara County Education Office, is a student-run business that represents a 20-year commitment to inspire students to create positive social and environmental change through ethical commerce and service-learning. These efforts are represented through participation in Junior Achievement, virtual Enterprise, Voluntary Income Taxes Assistance (VITA), Roots and Shoots, and Service Learning. All profits benefit students and associated projects one hundred percent, because we believe in “Doin’ Some Good in the World.”

Further information is available by contacting Lee Knodel (Mrs. B.) by phone 963-8597 or by email at [email protected].                                                  ###

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Estevan Arroyo/Lee Knodel (Mrs. B.)

(805) 963-8597  

[email protected]

 

Dons Net Café Students Compete in UCLA’s Project Echo and Take Home First Place

 

                (Santa Barbara, CA) April 17, 2014 -- The Dons Net Café, a group of 11 student-run businesses, brought home a winning title and a 3rd place from UCLA’s Project Echo business plan competition.  Head Coordinator, Lee Knodel and six Santa Barbara High School students attended the competition at the university in Los Angeles.  They presented two business ventures; SBici and Design-N-Cut.  SBici is a joint venture between the Dons Net Café and Bici Centro of Santa Barbara.  Bici Centro’s bike mechanics train students to become bike mechanics, active and safe bike riders, and together promote biking as a better transportation method than cars.  Design-N-Cut, a customized clothing business, received 3rd place in the same competition.  “The award ceremony was intense, especially since we were competing against fellow Dons Net Café members,” stated Jesus Terrazas, CEO of the Dons Net Café.

 “Best Green Business Plan” was announced and first place was awarded to SBici and 3rd place in “Best Business Plan” was awarded to Design-N-Cut.  The money that the Dons Net Café won will be used for SBici to travel to Los Angeles CicLAVia (open bike streets event in LA) next year and to purchase a portable printer for Design-N-Cut to attend local events and provide their customized products.

According to participant, Andrea Delgado, “The Project Echo Competition was a great learning experience and I am  very proud of our accomplishments, team work, and hard work.”

You can support SBici by donated your unused bikes that will then be recycled and given to children in our community, including SBici bike members.  You can support Design-N-Cut by utilizing their customized clothing business.  We would love to talk to you at Santa Barbara Earth Day, April 26th and 27th.

 The Dons Net Café, a Regional Occupational Program of the Santa Barbara County Education Office, is a student-run business that represents a 20-year commitment to inspire students to create positive social and environmental change through ethical commerce and service-learning. These efforts are represented through participation in Junior Achievement, virtual Enterprise, Voluntary Income Taxes Assistance (VITA), Roots and Shoots, and Service Learning.  All profits benefit students and associated projects one hundred percent, because we believe in “Doin’ Some Good in the World.”

Further information is available by contacting Lee Knodel (Mrs. B.)  by phone 963-8597 or by email at [email protected].                                                  ###