The University of Houston Bauer College of Business, ranked no. 2 in the US for Entrepreneurship Programs, holds an annual high school business pitch competition called Think Tank. This year, junior Aaryan P. took first place for his fully-functioning business Tide Media.
Think Tank is a selective competition open to high school students in the area, who submit their business ideas digitally, ten of which are chosen as finalists. The finalists pitched their business plans in-person and the first, second and third place winners were awarded monetary sums. While the competition accepts businesses in their planning stages, Aaryan’s business Tide Media had been fully-functioning since the summer of 2017.
Tide Media is a professional smart home installation and automation company that specializes in creating smart homes for clients who are interested in simplifying their living experiences. Early in 2017, Aaryan’s interest in smart home technologies led him to devise an all-in-one consultation and installation business for homeowners seeking a simple transition to a smart home. The following year, after establishing the business, Aaryan took a summer course at Harvard University, expanding his knowledge in the field of smart home automation. He has since grown his business, positioning himself in the place between quickly evolving tech solutions and the homeowner who desires the convenience of an all-in-one smart home plan.
Learn more about Aaryan’s amazing self-driven business here.