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Hermits Business Student Reaches National Finals

Posted November 19th, 2020

From the world-renowned pastries of Carlo’s Bakery in Hoboken to the finest cheeses from Philadelphia staple, Di Bruno Bros. and finally the culinary delights of Chef Berti, Chef Barr and the Prep Dining Services Team  – Prep Business student and aspiring food critic/entrepreneur Anthony Ambrose ’21 has introduced his Hermit Brothers to some of the most delectable cuisines in the country. His expertise in the culinary arts along with his passion for the business world has now earned him worldwide recognition by way of a competition hosted by Seton Hall University.

Joined by his brother, Craig ’19, Anthony brought DiBruno Bros. world-renowned cheese to Richland!

The sixth annual Seton Hall University Pirates Pitch for High School Students Startup Contest is part of the school’s celebration of Global Entrepreneur Week as the competition drew over 180 entries from across the globe.  Seton Hall University has offered high school students the opportunity to compete in this annual contest to teach the basics of entrepreneurship and idea generation. It has become a dynamic way for high school students to put their entrepreneurial know-how to the test and win cash prizes and scholarships to attend Seton Hall University. As shared by the Stillman School of Business at SHU, “These young entrepreneurs have passed the first hurdle to qualify for more than $50,000 in prizes and tuition scholarships to Seton Hall University. Finalists have been chosen from a field of 180 high school sophomores, juniors and seniors from 18 states and nations around the world, including Canada, Dubai, India, Nigeria, Singapore, Thailand and Turkey.”

Just like a perfectly baked cake, Anthony’s entry rose to the top as he was tabbed as one of 11 finalists amongst the distinguished group of international competitors.

Anthony’s start-up idea – titled The College Cafeteria Review – aims to improve the quality and efficiency of college cafeterias across the country.  He will make his pitch virtually on Friday, November 20 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. as part of the Shark Tank-style final round.  Anthony and his fellow finalists will present their startup ideas in five-minute presentations to an independent judging panel of faculty members and Seton Hall alumni.

We are asking the Prep Community and Hermit Brotherhood to come together in support of Anthony during this live-streamed event by following the instructions below at 3:00 p.m. Friday, November 20:

  1. Click Here
  2. Click “Watch on the Web Instead
  3. Click “Join Anonymously
  4. Cheer Anthony on virtually

Good luck, Anthony, you have the entire Hermit Brotherhood behind you!