UOG Students Pitch Ideas for Economic Development


University of Guam business students created plans to bring economic growth to Guam’s villages

Guam – Budding entrepreneurs from the UOG School of Business put their best ideas forward today.



As part of UOG’s capstone requirements graduating seniors competed in Shark Tank themed presentations. Similar to whats done in the hit tv show the students gave business pitches to judges who played the role of investors.



Each group of presenters promoted economic development in one of Guam’s villages through the generation of new jobs, new start-up businesses and the promotion of the arts of unique merchandise. Proposals included solving making products from coconuts in Agana Heights and donating some of the proceeds to fight the Rhino Beetle problem on Guam, creating a healthy tea from the Gardenias in Dededo, and buiding a Community Art Center in Barrigada.



The capstone presentations were held in conjunction with the American Marketing Association conference hosted by the UOG Chapter.