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MMIB Student Wins Collegiate Business Concept Challenge Competition

Colin Elrod accepts CBCC first place certificate

The Excellence in Entrepreneurship Collegiate Business Concept Challenge (CBCC) Competition held on Fri., March 28, was won by Colin Elrod! Marketing instructor Kevin Cumiskey was his mentor for the competition. As the first-place winner, Colin will receive $1,000 to support development of his idea.

The competition included 15 groups representing 6 institutions. Six finalists were selected to compete for the prize. Three MMIB mentees were selected as finalists:

  • Rachael Beechboard (FR, General Business/Corporate Communication & Technology from Monticello, Ky.) - Stick em up ads, Mentored by Laura Barthel
  • David Worthington (FR, General Computer Information Systems from Fulton, Ky.) - U Maps, Mentored by Laura Barthel
  • Colin Elrod (JR, International Business from Lexington, Ky.) – Mochi, Mentored by Kevin Cumiskey

Also participating in the Challenge (from left to right) were:

  • Jarod Wolfe - mentored by Micheal Rodriguez and Laura Barthel
  • Nayoung Lee - mentored by Weiling Zhuang
  • Nathan Hall - mentored by Laura Barthel

EKU's College of Business and Technology, The Center for Rural Development, Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation, Berea College Entrepreneurship for the Public Good, and Lindsey Wilson College host the Annual Excellence in Entrepreneurship Collegiate Business Concept Challenge. The competition invites business ideas from Eastern and Southern Kentucky university, college, and community college students to compete for cash awards and professional consultation.

The winning contestant or team, along with their faculty sponsor, will be recognized at a formal luncheon as part of the larger Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards program on the second Monday in September at The Center for Rural Development headquarters in Somerset, Kentucky.

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Published on April 01, 2014

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