Students in my ENTP 200 – Foundations of Entrepreneurship class had $5.00 and two hours to make as much money as possible. Students stepped up to the challenge, their ideas were:
- Selling raffle tickets to win entries to the Reno Santa Crawl
- Selling grilled cheese and tomato soup in Patterson
- Selling donuts, churros, and pastries
- Selling snowballs to throw at a team member
- Selling raffle tickets for a $30 Starbucks gift card
- Selling ski tuning services
- Selling pizza slices
Students quickly learned that identifying target markets and advertising were important. Students made over $300 in profit, which will be donated to the Pet Network in the name of Gracie Parada. Gracie is the beloved pet of one of our classmates who passed away last week.
Inspiration for this final project came from the Stanford Design School.
Bryant gets hit with a snowball
Making grilled cheese and soup
Pitching pizzas on the sidewalk
We heard seven great pitches! We didn’t envy our judges, Roland Schumann, Warren Kocmond, and Bridge Stuart, in having to make the final decision.
1st place – Jake Bricklin – solar powered cooler
2nd place – Kelly Benson – retail microfinance
3rd place – Grant Furlan – improved spork
All of our Pitch Competition participants and judges
Thank you to everyone who came out to make our first Pitch Competition a success!
Photos courtesy of Danny Kern
Students are preparing for the pitch competition tonight in TCES Room in 139/141 at 6:00 p.m. Come out and see students pitch their business ideas to the panel of judges in hopes of walking away with a cash prize!
Want to see where these students are headed? Here is a video from last year’s business plan participant Forest Jade.
Pure Ski Experience presented at the Donald W. Reynolds Tri-State Governor’s Cup today.
Chatting with the judges
2nd place winners!
Tonight we celebrated student work in all disciplines.
Trevor Jackson, Jake Pollack, and Nick Cahill represented Interdisciplinary Studies well tonight. Jake tied for second place and Nick and Trevor won People’s Choice
Other representatives from Business were:
UrbanFeat – Jaka, Sabrina, Viking, and Marcus
Northern Nevada Studios – Mitch, Jake, and Jarrett
CrazEconomics – Stine
Okanogan – Shane and Brad
Pure Ski Experience – Matea, Luca, and Tea
We are proud of the scholarship and collegiality that all of our students displayed tonight.
The results are in!
1st place Mixology Solution Bar – UNLV
2nd place PURE SKI EXPERIENCE
3rd place Gymnerate UNLV
Congratulations to all of the teams that participated tonight! Thank you NCET for putting on another great event for our students.
Tea, Luca, and Matea with their BIG CHECK!
Pure Ski Experience, Northern Nevada Studios, and UrbanFeat all gave their best presentations yet. We’re anxiously awaiting tomorrow night’s awards dinner.
Tea Palic – Pure Ski Experience
Jarrett Grimes – Northern Nevada Studios
Viking Roald – UrbanFeat
Last night, we hosted the third annual business plan competition. Check out the finalists and their prize money.
BP teams and judges with President Gillette. Photo courtesy of Danny Kern.
Teams are now busy incorporating feedback from the judges into their written plans. The teams will submit their business plans to the NCET Governor’s Cup next Wednesday.