SMIF Student Bridge Competition
After previously winning first place in SMUMN’s own elevator pitch competition last spring, James Perreault spent the summer developing his pitch even further to present his ideas at the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation’s Entrepreneurial Bridge Competition.
Perreault, a Finance and Entrepreneurship double major, entered the Competition with his idea, the “UV Canopy,” a product that would use UV-C lighting to disinfect bacteria off the surfaces of many day-to-day items.
Overall, Perreault not only showcased his entrepreneurial ideas within his presentation, but also his entrepreneurial spirit; he was an admirable representative of the SMUMN community.
To hear more about Perreault’s journey, check out his story on the Student Spotlight page.
Elevator Pitch Competition
Kabara hosts a annual elevator pitch competition where students have the opportunity to pitch their business idea in 90 seconds or less for cash prizes. Learn more about the competition by reading the rules and requirements.
Fall 2019 Winners
Caily Landers & Isabel Bettag with “Atmos-here”
Cole McElwain with “Generation Z”
Trevor Paradise with “The Warm Wagon”
MOST SOCIAL IMPACT:
“SMU Alert Banner System” — Steve Reamer & Jacob Coleman
“Haystak” — Sarah Hardy
BioTape — Christain Beamer
Fall 2018 Winners
Sarah Hardy & Anna Dale with “Ensemble”
Carolyn Klaesges & Luis Avila with “Drive Coin”
Jakira Robinson with “#GIRLCHAT”
MOST SOCIAL IMPACT:
“Athletes United” — Justine Schultz & Kris Shepard
“Providing Opportunities for Prosperity” — Katherine Lofquist
“Eat Green and Go” — Lily Figel
“Weight to Wake” — Izamar Leon
“Solar Pot” — Taliya Harris
“Soaker Socks” — Stephany Beck
Spring 2018 Winners
James Perreault with “Sani-Cart”
Jake Mencacci, Bailey McKnight, Steven Reamer & Alex Kleve with “RIGHTFITSports”
Rowan Flynn & Carolyn Klaesges with “Utilizing Predictive Modeling”
Business Plan Competition
To further foster the entrepreneurial spirit within its students, the Saint Mary’s University Business Department and the Kabara Institute will periodically sponsor the business plan competition to engage and encourage business-minded students at SMUMN.
Learn more about the competition by reading the rules and requirements.