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John P. Ellbogen $30K Entrepreneurship Competition

Winners of the 2006 $10K Competition


Growing Gorgeous Seeds
Betsy Mock (left) and Erin Bratton of
Growing Gorgeous Seed Jewelry.

First Place:

Growing Gorgeous Seeds Jewelry

Growing Gorgeous Seed Jewelry is a unique company showcasing jewelry primarily made up of seeds combined with high-grade materials. Team members are Betsy Mock, Dayton, WY and Erin Bratton, San Jose, CA.

Second Place:

Rainbow Dressings

Rainbow Dressings plans to produce two types of natural salad dressings for distribution in Southeastern Wyoming and Northern Colorado. Team members are Dan Jones and Krista Jones of Loveland, CO.

Rainbow Dressings

Third Place:

Gilliards

Gilliards is creating a new and innovative way to improve your golf game. Team members are Darek Farmer, Guernsey, Stephen Sprinkle, Worcester, MA, and Kate Kaltenheuser, Lusk.

2006 $10K Finalists

After reviewing the business plans submitted for the 2006 $10K competition, the judges selected the following five teams to continue in the competition.

  • Mobile Oil Change hopes to perform vehicle oil change and service at location of customer's vehicle. Team members are Jesse Sevier of Seneca, NE and Josh Hoch, Eau Claire, WI.
  • PooPatrol assists the Laramie community by providing a pet waste removal service. Team members are Kate Kaltenheuser, Lusk; and Darek Farmer, Guernsey.
  • Gilliards is creating a new and innovative way to improve your golf game. Team members are Darek Farmer, Guernsey, Stephen Sprinkle, Worcester, MA, and Kate Kaltenheuser, Lusk.
  • Growing Gorgeous Seed Jewelry is a unique company showcasing jewelry primarily made up of seeds combined with high-grade materials. Team members are Betsy Mock, Dayton, and Erin Bratton, San Jose, CA.
  • Rainbow Dressings plans to produce two types of natural salad dressings for distribution in Southeastern Wyoming and Northern Colorado. Team members are Dan Jones and Krista Jones of Loveland, CO.

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