Business Alum Wins National Entrepreneurship Pitch Competition

Alex Crosby receiving a check for winning a national pitch competition

Alex Crosby '13, took first place in a recent national entrepreneurship pitch competition for a mobile app he is developing to help curb drunken driving.

His HERO app won the top prize in the competition, which was sponsored by the Blackstone LaunchPad and held in Boston as part of the prestigious Forbes Under 30 Summit. Top ventures from 20 schools within the Blackstone network participated in the competition.

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College seeks area businesses and non-profits for consulting courses

Professor Gary Bishop working with students in his pro bono consulting course

The College is seeking local and regional businesses and non-profit organizations that are willing to offer students practical business experience in return for research, issue analysis or operational advice during the upcoming spring semester, which runs from Jan. 11 through April 28.

If you are interested in participating as a client, please read through this PDF about the consulting courses and internship program.

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FAST FACTS

  • MSU student consulting course1260+ students have participated in the consulting courses.
  • The students have provided well over 20,000 hours of pro-bono business analysis
  • More than 300 clients (businesses, organizations, and non-profits) in Montana have been served including: Bozeman Public Library, Foundant Technologies, Shakespeare in the Parks, PrintingForLess.com, and Zoot Enterprises
  • Students participating in the Entreprentice Challenge have raised more than $25,000 for local non-profits over the past six years.
  • The program was one of 19 recognized by the SBA in 2005 and 2007 for demonstrated market-based results.

IN THE NEWS!

More Student and Alumni Highlights:
Students raise more than $5,200 for local non-profits through Entreprentice Challenge
Business student's entrepreneurship blog article featured on Huffington Post
Alum's app for reducing drunken driving accepted into prestigious accelerator program
Business alumni support entrepreneurial education at MSU with $570,000 gift
MSU alum Ryan Rickert advises budding entrepreneurs to try, try again
MSU alum and successful businessman gives more than $3 million to College of Business

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