Westminster College Announces Top 10 Opportunity Quest Finalists
Winners to be selected Jan. 21, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Krista DeAngelis (801) 832-2682
Dec. 13, 2011
SALT LAKE CITY – Westminster College’s Institute for New Enterprise has announced the top 10 finalists for the 2010-11 Opportunity Quest competition. Winners will be announced at the final awards ceremony Jan. 21, 2011.
Opportunity Quest is a business innovation competition open to all students at Westminster College. The competition fosters and promotes business growth at the college and university level by giving students a chance to organize, direct, and present a business idea to a panel of judges.
“Opportunity Quest provides teams with an educational forum that aids them in the creation and implementation of a business plan,” said Linda Muir, associate director of Westminster’s Institute for New Enterprise. “Opportunity Quest is designed to further enhance the entrepreneurial desire of students.”
At the finals, a cash prize of $5,000 will be awarded to the team judged to have presented the most plausible and promising business executive summary. The first-place team is also automatically entered as a finalist in the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge where they will compete against teams from schools throughout the state. Cash prizes of $2,000 and $1,000 will be awarded for 2nd and 3rd place teams respectively.
The 2010-2011 Top 10 finalists are:
Ø Adam Hasebi Anchor Pro Wear
Ø Jason Knott BADD
Ø Pamela Denicke eSingle Parents
Ø Jordan Coates Gentle Blasting
Ø Ketan Maniar KB Medical
Ø Louise Hannig Kids In Motion
Ø Jeff Bishoff Massox
Ø Michael Odernheimer Student Style Posters
Ø Eric Riddle Wenxani
Ø David Dorris XAZZU Rice Pudding
To learn more about Westminster Opportunity Quest, visit www.westminstercollege.edu/opportunityquest.
About The Institute for New Enterprise:
The Institute for New Enterprise at Westminster College has established the Opportunity Quest business plan competition as one of its flagship programs to foster innovative ideas, and provide an experiential learning process to validate, plan and develop sustainable business models. The Institute for New Enterprise is housed under the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business with its overall mission to help individuals create organizations that promote independence and self-sufficiency, and make significant contributions to our communities. For more information visit: www.westminstercollege.edu/ine
Westminster is a nationally recognized, comprehensive liberal arts college. With a broad array of graduate and undergraduate programs, Westminster is distinguished by its unique environment for learning. Westminster prepares students for success through active and engaged learning, real world experiences and its vibrant campus community. Westminster’s unique location, adjacent to the Rocky Mountains and to the dynamic city of Salt Lake, further enriches the college experience. For more information, visit www.westminstercollege.edu.