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The Millikin University Center for Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 Business Creation Competition.

Best Plan from Tabor School of Business - $500 award
Black Sheep Cheese - Kayla Vogel, Evan File

Best Plan from the College of Fine Arts - $500 award
Blue Box - Heather Talbert, Melissa Lindow, Lauren Lewis, Zach Kitson

Best Plan from the College of Arts and Sciences - $500 award
Button Up - Emily Anderson, Pam Miller

Third Place - $1000 award
Blue Box - Heather Talbert, Melissa Lindow, Lauren Lewis, Zach Kitson

Second Place - $1500 award
Millikin Microfinance Fund - Kyle Nicholson, Kelsey Nihiser, Peter Bushnell

First Place - $2500 award
Black Sheep Cheese - Kayla Vogel, Evan File

The Business Creation Competition is an annual business plan competition open to Millikin undergraduate students from any area of study.  Students are invited to submit their full business plan to the competition, where they will give a presentation to a panel of judges.  

The judging panel included Dennis Beard ’82, General Partner & CFO, Open Prairie Ventures; Brent Campbell ’88, President, First Midwest Capital Partners; Roy Hinkamper ’95, Managing Director, KPMG LLP Advisory Services; Mary Little ’07, Youth Entrepreneurship Program Coordinator, Millikin University, Dennis Schwieger, Entrepreneur in Residence, Millikin University.

Some winners may be invited to apply for additional funds as well as a space in Millikin’s student business incubator, The Hub. A variety of businesses have been presented in past competitions, including recording companies, theatre companies, a micro-investment firm, a graphic design company, restaurants, a software development company, and more.

The Millikin University Center for Entrepreneurship is a laboratory for student and professional development. The Center offers a wide range of education and training opportunities for students in many campus disciplines, and provides business consulting services to start-up, existing and emerging high-growth businesses. 

For more information about the annual Business Creation Competition, visit www.millikin.edu/entrepreneurship or contact Andy Heise in the Center for Entrepreneurship at aheise@millikin.edu or 217.420.6752.
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