High School Students from NPH Mexico Excel at Entrepreneurial Contest

Smart Close is a lock that adapts to any door or customer preference.
June 13, 2019 - Mexico

Smart Close was a one-of-a-kind product created by NPH Mexico high schoolers.

Students from our NPH Mexico high school won second place in the Best Product Category in the high school group at the Businesses Fair 2019 by presenting their “Smart Close” lock, a security system for controlled access intended for homes and businesses.

On 12 April 2019, PROCREF, a company created by our students, presented this innovative product during the business fair. The event took place in one of Cuernavaca’s popular malls, hosting a variety of schools from the area that each presented their own companies and products. The youngsters spent more than five hours presenting their project, having to ‘sell’ their Smart Close lock to real customers and field questions from a panel of judges.

When the expo ended, the judges announced who would take home the prizes.

Our high school students won third place for Best Product, while also achieving second place in the High School category.

The team saw this as a great step forward. Larger awards, like Best Enterprise and Best Product, will presented by event organizers JA Morelos, in June. It’s fair to say that Smart Close was a one-of-a-kind product in this competition. The convenient security gadget was admired by everyone who heard the team’s sales pitch—both judges and passersby alike.

While we are proud of our students’ achievements, we are even more proud of the entrepreneurial skills they have picked up along the way. We cannot wait to see where their careers will take them in years to come.

Ivan Sotelo   
Communication Officer




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