New Venture Competition
Selected Previous Winners
2017’s Runner-Up Maddie Fowler, MBA student from Tucson, Arizona, is one of the founders of Sportspark, which will partner with Pima County, Arizona, to renovate, operate and re-establish the Mike Jacob Sports Park as the premier complex for youth sports in Tucson, Arizona.
2016’s Grand Prize Winner and Thomas G. Guy Startup Team Award Winner was Concise Research Group, which comprises Justin Peet, Ryan Erdmann, Derek Nordgren, and Tyler Friend. Concise Research Group uses comprehensive surveys and empirical data to assist governmental leaders in developing more effective public policies.
2016’s Runner-Up Anne Bachmann, management major from Lincoln, NE, pitched her company, Helping Oats. Her company seeks to develop a healthy, fast-dining experience near college campuses centering around oatmeal.