Now that the World Series (thankfully, since I’m a lifelong Tiger fan) has ended and the Super Bowl won’t happen until February, it’s a great time to focus on the next enormous competitive battle – that’s right, the Fall 2012 Chico State Business Concept Competition. This year’s Final will be held Wednesday November 14 at 7:00 in Tehama 100. The public is more than welcome.
Past winners include Andrew Gazdecki with Bizness Apps (http://www.biznessapps.com/ ) and Jon Richardson, Hobie Jensen and Patrick Edelman of Upper Park Designs (http://upperparkdesigns.myshopify.com/password) whose first production run of awesome disc golf backpacks is on its way to America even as I write this post.
If you haven’t attended any prior events then I whole-heartedly urge you to come take this one in. The range and breadth of the ideas is always staggering. This year is no exception. Here’s a list of the finalists and their business ideas:
Aram Favala ... Global U
Bernard Maushardt & Laurence Duterte... Ronin Brewing Company
Brett Conner, Kevin Crowe... Impetus Calendar Management
Jason Schroeder, Keith Rincon, & Ashley Croom ... Northern California River Rafting
Jeff Huckabay... FoodEase
Joe Malinovsky et al ... DUI Vanguard
Katharina Chiu ... MEETING PUNKT
Max Frederick ... MusicSession
Nick Delucchi ... Greenware
Raette Meredith ... Artazine
Raette Meredith, Kami Rowedda, John Woolery ... Puppicures
Ricky Owaki, Jasen Henderson, Jake Wade ... The Accordion Curtain
Ryan Robeson, Neoma Frary & Joe Malinovsky ... Textbooks to Cash
Sam Thomas, Nico Chesterton, Andrew Paddock ... EcoRacks
Tyler Israel ... EasyScrip
Don’t worry if you can’t quite understand what these businesses are supposed to do; neither do I. We'll find out together. That’s the beauty of Finals night. See you there!