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Wyoming $10K Entrepreneurship Competition Finals Set for March 25


March 17, 2011 — The five finalists in the 2011 Wyoming $10K Entrepreneurship Competition will present to judges Friday, March 25, inside the University of Wyoming College of Business building.

The competition, designed to encourage UW students to act on their talents, ideas and energy to produce tomorrow's leading businesses, awards $10,000 for first place, $5,000 for second place, $2,500 for third place and $500 for runners-up. The five finalists were chosen from a field of 31 teams.

Winners also receive a year of rent-free space in the Wyoming Technology Business Center, a technology-related business incubator that assists Wyoming entrepreneurs.

The five finalists are:

-- Nate Storey, a graduate student in agronomy from Cheyenne, and Paul Bennick, a history senior from Cheyenne, for Bright Agronomy, LLC.

-- Christoph Geisler, a graduate student in molecular biology from Heerlen, The Netherlands, for glycoBac.

-- C.J. Stewarts, a mathematics/science senior from Laramie, and Bennett Simpson, a business administration sophomore from Pekin, Ill., for Ghost Owl Myconautical Industries.

-- Sarah Clark, a Laramie graduate student, for SEC Mobile Lifestyle Training.

-- Shantel Seppala, a business administration senior from Evanston, for SeppCo Insurance Solutions.

Presentations are scheduled for 8:30, 9:10, 9:50, 10:30 and 11:10 a.m. The awards ceremony will follow at 1:30 p.m.

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