College students from Averett College participated on the second annual RISE Collegiate Enterprise Plan Competitors hosted March 23 at Hampden-Sydney School’s Crawley Discussion board in Farmville.
Sara Wall, of Martinsville, earned first-place and a $1,000 prize.
Wall was amongst seven groups, together with a complete of 12 pupil entrepreneurs, who introduced a enterprise pitch to a panel of judges and a reside viewers. The groups got here from 4 completely different establishments of upper schooling in Southern Virginia, together with Patrick & Henry Group School, Averett, Hampden-Sydney School and Longwood College.
Wall was considered one of three groups to earn a money prize. Second place was a tie between Longwood College pupil Dusten Wooden, of Chatham, and Longwood College pupil Danielle Whittington, of the Washington, D.C., space. Wooden will use his $750 prize fund winnings to proceed prototype growth and play testing of his technique board recreation designed to boost social abilities. Whittington will use her $750 in prize funds to proceed growing her cellular software designed to be an all-in-one psychological well being useful resource for school college students.
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Christopher Byrd, Andrew Rabon, Blake Frost and Brayden Truthful, of Averett College, pitched “What’s Up Water.”
The RISE Collegiate Enterprise Plan Competitors is open to Southern Virginia school college students of all backgrounds, abilities, pursuits and majors. To take part, college students kind groups, establish the issue they wish to clear up, and acquire hands-on entrepreneurial expertise by interviewing potential prospects, growing their marketing strategy. All through the competitors, pupil groups obtain help from school mentors.
Winners of the inaugural 2022 RISE Collegiate Enterprise Plan Competitors included 5 groups from 5 faculties: Mission Join (Averett College), The Ville (Longwood College), Fail Tougher Health (Hampden-Sydney School), BFX Studios (Patrick & Henry Group School) and You’re Not Alone (Danville Group School).