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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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.

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