Opportunity Quest: Awards Banquet

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First place winner Austin Francis. Photo by: Shaylee Smith

First place winner Austin Francis. Photo by: Shaylee Smith

Six students made it to the finish line, the awards banquet, where they presented their business idea to the audience and received their awards.

 

These students went through three stages of the competition:

Stage one was held on November 8th, where students turned in an entry form along with a copy of their “executive summary,” a paper that details the problems they will solve, target market, sales strategy, and business financing.

Stage two: “The Shark Tank Round,” Contestants had one minute to sell their idea and another minute to answer questions from the judges.

Stage three: On November 17th students took their ideas to Snow Convocations for the student body and staff to see.

“I get to see the innovation from all students from different areas of study,” said Stacee McIff, Business Technology Instructor.

Fifth place, one hundred dollars: Luke Mcilwain created a website for those who want basketball training, whether one on one with a coach or group and team training.

Fourth place, two hundred dollars: Matt Christensen created a website to train people mentally on what they are going to achieve in life, builds character development.

Third place, three hundred dollars: Tristin Sutcliffe and Rochelle Jones, created overnight curlers that are soft, no hard pieces like plastic. The curlers have a soft sponge and made so they won’t fall out.

Second place, five hundred dollars: Sergio Arellano created an app for college students. The app scans the barcode on textbooks and finds the company that will give students the most money for their textbooks.

Finally, first place, the winner of one thousand dollars goes to Austin Francis. Francis created a company that makes fanny packs. There are different styles, classy, “ice cream line” goofy patterns, and athletic fanny packs.

The winners of opportunity quest will be entered into the top 20 in the state competition. “It feels amazing to win. There were a lot of great ideas,” said Austin Francis, first place winner.

Snow College students can still apply to enter into the state competition and are encouraged to do so.

 

Winners of Opportunity Quest, left to right: Austin Francis, Matt Christensen, Sergio Arellano, Rochelle Jones, Tristin Sutcliffe, and Luke Mcilwain. Photo by: Shaylee Smith

Winners of Opportunity Quest, left to right: Austin Francis, Matt Christensen, Sergio Arellano, Rochelle Jones, Tristin Sutcliffe, and Luke Mcilwain. Photo by: Shaylee Smith

 

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