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Entrepreneurial Business Venture Competition


Meet The Judges

Meet The Competitors

Gene-Christian Baca

Mr. Charles (Chuck) Eapen is a disciple of Jesus Christ and trusted business advisor with expertise in technology, operations and organizational development from a biblical perspective. His 25+ years of corporate experience spans various commercial and retail sectors including: telecom, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and professional trades. He has held the positions of President, COO and CEO for a handful of private firms in in the tech and service sectors. Presently, he serves as President/CEO of C12 Group Northern New Jersey where he counsels fellow CEOs and senior executives generating revenues from $1MM to over $500/annum in the disciplines corporate strategy, organization development, fiscal stewardship, operational excellence and business-as-ministry. Mr. Eapen holds a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering (Stony Brook University) and a Masters in Old Testament (Nyack College); he is a published technical author and speaker. He lives in Bergen County with his wife, Betty, and son, Zachariah.

Jason and Kristina Roe

Teach 2 Teach Music LLC

First place Winner

About the Competition

Similar to the popular, “Shark Tank” competition, entrepreneurs, students, alumni, business people, and churches were given the opportunity to develop and present a business plan that would meet a societal need, provide financial sustainability and integrate the Christian faith.


First Prize was $10,000 plus Professional Business Coaching toward starting your social enterprise or accelerating an existing business that benefits your local community.


Second Prize was $7,500, and Third Prize was $5,000. Business Coaching was awarded to the top three finalists.

All Applications Addressed Three Core Components:

  • Does Your Business Address A Societal Need?

  • Is Your Business Financially Sustainable?

  • Does Your Business Integrate Your Christian faith?

Behind The Scenes

About Impact Paterson 

A special thanks to our competition sponsors...

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