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Elevating Entrepreneurs

Students win with business pitches

On Friday, May 15, 2020,  Heartland students competed at Elevating Entrepreneurs.

The four finalists pitched their creative business ideas to a panel of local entrepreneurs to win money for their business.

First place went to Daniel Gibson for Dan’s Place: a sustainably-minded business centered around clean and renewable energy products.

Harlan Kupferschmid came in second with his expansive ideas for taking over the family business, Kupferschmid Appliances.

See an archived video of the competition


1st place is $2,000

2nd place is $1,000

Students selected for competition submitted the following information before April 30, 2020:
  • Feasibility Study
  • Financial Plan
  • Business Plan
  • Up to a 3 minute elevator pitch video
Finalists were chosen to compete for the prize money at the Elevating Entrepreneurs online event the week of May 11-15.
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