Beating 20,000 young entrepreneurs took a ton of passion from a local student and a big dash of Tasium.
The Tasium logo is a scrambled version of autism.
Over the summer, Rodriguez entered the idea into the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge against a daunting 20,000 others from around the world.
“So, I just put myself out there,” Rodriguez said. “At first it was like, ‘what can you lose?'”
He didn’t lose.
In October, after a string of victories that pared down the competition, it was just Tasium against two others.