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2014 Finalists

Final Round is April 11th.

Six finalists have been selected for the final round. They are:

  1. East Coast Lacrosse LLC (Seth Berger ‘14)
  2. Double Dee’s Company (Stella Langat ‘16)
  3. Leaf Pile Media (Walter Barber ‘14, Ian VanNest ‘14, Andrew Zimmermann ‘14)
  4. Munchi Heaven Agri (Adam Beek ‘15)
  5. Open Campus (Ezra Levy ’15, Marcella Jewell ‘15)
  6. Rum Dogs, Inc. (Rachel Dance ‘14, Alexander Nassief ‘16, Zach Rohde ‘14)

They will compete for a first prize of $20,000. The final round will be held on April 11, 2014 at 2:00 PM at the Tang Museum.

The entire Skidmore community is invited to attend and support, cheer, or merely observe the afternoon’s events. Hope to see you there.

Information for Competitors


About the Kenneth A. Freirich Business Plan Competition

The Kenneth A. Freirich Business Plan Competition will award prizes valued at more than $25,000 to the Skidmore students (or team of students) who write the best business plans. The prizes are intended to act as a catalyst to help students start a new business or to assist the development of their existing business.

The impetus for this competition comes from Kenneth A. Freirich, Skidmore Class of 1990, serial entrepreneur, and president of Health Monitor Network. Ken returned to Skidmore in October of 2010 as the College's first Entrepreneur in Residence where he issued an "Entrepreneurship/Creativity Challenge" to the student body. Inspired by the impressive talent, creativity, and effort that went into the student presentations, he decided to take things to the next level: launching a business plan competition to foster entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity among Skidmore students. That competition is now in its fourth year.