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The Kenneth A. Freirich Business Plan Competition

2017 Competition Winners

Weston Stewart-Tennes '17, Tal Chitayat '03
Weston Stewart-Tennes '17, Tal Chitayat '03

First Place: Fries First, $20,000 prize plus legal services
Student: Weston Stewart-Tennes '17. Mentor: Tal Chitayat '03.

Second Place: Halo Venus, $10,000 prize plus legal services
Student: Yuelin He '19. Mentor: Katie Peper '78.

Third Place: Music Match, $5,000 prize
Students: Ian Carter '19 and Nicholas Henning '19. Mentor: Christine Juneau '82, P'18.

Fourth Place: The Global Exchange Project, $2,500 prize
Student: Hadley Hasselmann '17. Mentor: Linda Toohey

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Friday, April 7, 2017

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Additional information

  • Skidmore was rates seventh among America's most entrepreneurial colleges according to Forbes magazine:
  • Zack Jones (AuxNation), is a junior business major at Skidmore College who graduated from Saratoga Springs High School in 2014. He developed AuxNation, a mobile app that enables DJs like himself to crowdsource an evening’s playlist. Like a sci-fi jukebox, AuxNation enables partygoers to call for specific songs in advance by punching a few buttons on their phones.