The Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation and the Gordon Ford College of Business awarded $6,000 in cash prizes to six teams who competed in the 2015 WKU Business Plan Competition.
The WKU Business Plan Competition allowed 12 student teams to give 10-minute presentations describing their business plans to a group of business professionals. Four teams were selected to advance to Regional Competition in Owensboro at the end of March.
Winning teams were:
Two teams were awarded $500 Honorable Mention prizes:
Judges for the event were: Don Greulich, an engineering entrepreneur from Louisville; Jim Martens, a real estate entrepreneur from Bowling Green; Kyle O’Donnell, a textiles entrepreneur from Bowling Green and former state winner of the Idea State U; Jeff Hook from WKU’s Center for Research Development; Miller Slaughter from WKU’s Small Business Development Center; and Jennifer Payne, a real estate entrepreneur from Bowling Green.
“We are excited to send these students to Regional Competition,” said Dr. Dawn Bolton, Interim Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation.