Thursday, February 16, 2012

Elevator contest winners announced

The Kabara Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies has announced that Mary Glenski, Freddie Metzger, Will Johnson, Kelsey Brown, and Jaime Carreno-Moran were awarded monetary prizes in the recent Elevator Pitch Competition.

Contestants created an idea for a business or an event and had 90 seconds (the length of an average elevator ride) to convince a panel of judges that the idea was a worthwhile investment. Judges considered the feasibility and creativity of the idea and the enthusiasm and professionalism of the presentation when awarding the prizes.

The Kabara Institute is sponsoring a series of “Business Plan Basics” workshops this month. These workshops will help students construct an entry for the annual Kabara Business Plan Competition later this semester. Watch for details or contact Trevor Hall, director of the Kabara Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, for more information.