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John P. Ellbogen $30K Entrepreneurship Competition

Winners of the 2007 $10K Competition


First Place:

 FireWise Forest Management

FireWise

FireWise Forest Management is a service company that provides wildfire hazard mitigation to homeowners on the wildland urban interface.

Second Place:

H.S.S. Mecates

Mecates

H.S.S. Mecates produces mecates, a type of horse rein, and anticipates the eventual production of a complete line of horse tack.

Third Place:

Chip ‘n Dip

ChipnDip

The business concept for Chip ‘n Dip is to create a snack bar that allows customers to select their favorite chip and dip combination for a quick, fresh snack.


2007 $10K Finalists

After reviewing the business plans submitted for the 2007 $10K competition, the judges selected the following six teams to continue in the competition.

  • Chip 'n Dip: a snack bar that allows customers to select their favorite chip and dip combination for a quick, fresh snack.
  • Fire Wise Forest Management: a service company that provides wildfire hazard mitigation to homeowners on the wildland urban interface.
  • H.S.S. Mecates: produce mecates, a type of horse rein, with plans for the eventual production of a complete line of horse tack.
  • Platte Valley Decoy Company: marketing collapsible full-body goose decoys that appeal to hunters because of their realistic looks, low-cost, and most importantly, their easiness to use.
  • Trace Detection Technologies: marketing a device for the detection of narcotics and explosives. Users will be able to make a significant impact on reducing drug trafficking and enhancing safety for citizens and agents alike.
  • Verge Omnimedia: a multimedia company that specializes in the delivery of student-produced content on the World Wide Web.

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