Shining Star: Tiana Mudzimurema


To support the belief that innovation and entrepreneurship help the state sustain economic success, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, Ball State University, and the Indiana Department of Education created pitch competitions to provide an opportunity for student entrepreneurs to receive feedback, funding, and networking to advance their business ideas. Taking home first place for the Innovate WithIN Pitch Competition for Region Seven (7) was Tiana Mudzimurema of John Adams High School! Tiana’s pitch: a college service app called, NetWork. Yesterday, taking place at the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis, Tiana competed in the state-wide Innovate WithIN Pitch Competition where she was awarded 2nd place in the State Finals.

Additionally, utilizing her public speaking and thespian skills, Tiana will be competing in the National English Speaking Shakespeare Competition in New York at the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts later this month.

Congratulations, Tiana and Good Luck!