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John P. Ellbogen $30K Entrepreneurship Competition

Winners of the 2010 Competition

First Place

Boost Audio Sound Systems

Second Place

BigStar Livestock Images

Third Place

Ballistic Motion Athletics

Most Creative Business Plan

BigStar Livestock Images

Best Presentation

BigStar Livestock Images


Ballistic Motion Athletics is a unique sports performance company offering slow motion video, 3D biomechanical analysis, and customized strength and skill training. Our methods are research based and aimed at reducing the risk of injury and improving performance for athletes of all ages and abilities.

Owner/Sports Performance Specialist- Brian Sinner has a B.S. in Kinesiology and Health promotion from the University of Wyoming and is working on his Master's Degree at the United States Sports Academy with a specialization in the biomechanics of baseball pitching. He is originally from Yoder, WY.


BigStar Livestock Images, LLC was established in 2008 as a livestock imaging service that will provide still and video images as well as design services for cattle producers looking for innovative ways to market purebred cattle using cutting edge technologies. BigStar was envisioned by Kassi Bauman, a senior in animal science and honors, and already has built a small clientele in Wyoming and the surrounding region with plans to expand to serve cattle producers nationwide. Kassi grew up on a six-generation purebred Charolais ranch and has exhibited cattle at local and national shows. Combining her love for photography and knowledge about marketing cattle inspired her to create this unique imaging business.


Boost Audio Sound Systems engineers the finest in high quality, portable, self contained sound systems. Our sound and sound system are second to none with superior components and an incredible warranty and customer support to match. Our system combines the quality, durability, and self-containment of a car stereo and integrates those with the portability and ruggedness of a heavy duty, roller suitcase. Our system is guaranteed to be the life of the party, whether you are traveling to a cheer/dance competition, practicing in or outdoors, throwing a BBQ in the park, a bonfire in the woods, tailgating before the big game, or getting your team fired up, our system will be there. We offer the very best in components and cases that are durable, good looking, and will provide superior perform in any situation. 

Erik Gjording is a senior in Business Administration and is graduating in May of 2010.


Weatherization Software Solutions is a software company designing tools to aid professional contractors in improving the energy efficiency of existing homes.  The company hopes to make the process of assess the energy needs of a residence quicker and easier while decreasing necessary technological investments, through the use of web-based software capable of assisting in the energy auditing process.

Jeff Fife is a senior is Women and Gender Studies and Accounting from Riverton, Wyoming.  Jeff keeps a busy life, volunteering to help the University Debate Team, while working full-time as an internal accountant for a local nonprofit, and participating in the University Honors' Program and the Institute of Management Accountants.  Before switching majors into business and the liberal arts, Jeff was a computer engineering and math major.

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