Planet Duck Wins 1st. Place in Scheinfeld New Venture Business Plan Challenge

On Friday 4/29 - Marco DiPadova from Anacapa High School in Santa Barbara won 1st Place and $1000 in the Scheinfeld New Business Venture competition.
Going up against high-school kids from all over the county Marco won with his Planet Duck New Venture Presentation. 
You can watch it here.

“Marco’s venture is special because it is already succeeding in sales, and already making an impact in donations,” said Dylan Minor, Anacapa’s head of school and faculty head for the entrepreneurship lab. “Marco is especially passionate about what he’s doing.”

DiPadova thinks he won because of his sales, suggesting, “The other contestants had great ideas, but they didn’t have any sales. I’ve already proven that my business plan is effective.”

Duck World was born in 2020 out of DiPadova’s concern for sheltered animals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I’ll probably donate it,” DiPadova said of the prize money. “I have enough profit to keep the business going, and I think the animal shelters need it more than I do.” - Read the Full Story by Noozhawk Online  

Learn how Marco turns Rubber Ducks into Donations for Animal Shelters.