Hausner 8th Graders Win First Place in CESI Challenge 2023

Hausner 8th Graders Win First Place in CESI Challenge 2023


Congratulations to 8th graders Eliana Belikov, Yonatan Perrochon, Dalia Saal, and David Sanchez on their recent 1st place with in the inaugural CESI Challenge!

The CESI Challenge refers to a competition organized by the CESI (Center of Entrepreneurship and Social Impact) as part of their education initiative. The challenge involved project-based learning programs conducted at four Jewish schools in the Bay Area: Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School, Wornick Jewish Day School, Brandeis Marin, and Shalom School. Student teams from these schools were invited to submit their ideas for the competition.

The purpose of the CESI Challenge was to recognize and award the hardest-working teams for their outstanding ideas and efforts. The competition aimed to encourage entrepreneurship and social impact among students and provide them with a platform to showcase their innovative startup ideas.

Among the participating teams, the team called "Life Watch" from Hausner won the 1st prize. The team's social venture idea is LifeWatch, a watch designed to ensure the safety and well-being of seniors, offering various features aimed at monitoring vital measurements and providing assistance in emergency situations. They were commended for their professionalism in various aspects, including their presentation, pitch deck, customer interviewing efforts, and landing page.

Additionally, two other teams, "Vision Alone" from Shalom School and "Visio X" from Brandeis Marin, secured the 2nd and 3rd places, respectively, in the competition. The CESI Challenge aims to expand its scope in the future to include student teams from schools across the country as the program grows.

Kol hakavod to the winners and to all participating teams!

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