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College of Business Administration

College of Business Administration

Student Success Center
1001 Business Building
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

Dean's Office
2019 Business Building
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

K-State Launch

2017 Launch

Launch is an entrepreneurial idea competition for K-State students with new venture ideas. The competition is open to all K-State undergraduate and graduate students or teams from all majors.

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Previous Winners

Fall 2018

  • First Place: Paul Baker and Malik Bierberle– Squire Gaming
  • Honorable Mentions:
    • Dylan Roney – Pet Potty Patch
    • Dustin Aherin – CattleList

Spring 2018

  • First Place: Chris Zachary – Iris
  • Second Place: Dylan Roney – Potty Patch
  • Third Place: Chelsea Werdel – Genie in a Bottle
  • Honorable Mentions:
    • Cody Hanna, Shiloh Murray and Valeria Saenz – Victory Pyrotechnic
    • Dietra Sober and Mikala Bradbury – Wonderfully Made
    • Brooke Montgomery, Morgan Meadows and Grant Giardino – Health Hut

Fall 2017

  • First Place: Austin Chauncey and Melanie Wertzberger – AdviseMe
  • Second Place: Laura Rozell and Sam Rozell – Ido Watch
  • Third Place: Chelsea Werdel – Genie in a Bottle Salon Management Consulting Firm
  • Honorable Mentions:
    • Nelson Ramello – The Bison Agrotech
    • Garrett Wilkinson and Nick Bouzianis – Chakula Utoali
    • Abdullah Choudhry – Vented and Vetted Solutions

Fall 2016

  • Tyler O'Briant and Sam Rozell - Eyas
  • Rebecca Keating - Rekreative Design
  • Caitlyn Maloney and Alicia Maloney - CowTrax
  • Austin Pfannenstiel - MHK Solar
  • Blake Benton - The Bridge

Fall 2015

  • Ben Jackson and Harrison Proffitt - Bungii
  • David Weidmaier, Drew Wills, Savannah Stewart and Larisa Sica - EnviroStarch
  • Jordan Thomas and MacKenzie Wade - Edimorphosis
  • Jane Chaffee and Morgan Dreiling - {Re}Greek
  • Gabe Battis and Taylor Carr - Flyover Board Co.
  • Alex Bentzinger - Bentz Creative

Spring 2015

  • 1st Place: Jordan DeLoach - Twitistics
  • 2nd Place: Collin Clifford - hello! Language Learning
  • 3rd Place: Miranda Burns - Amazing Lace Bridal


  • Josh Mais, Industrial Engineering, Kansas City Spaces


(1st place tie)

  • Lars Hanson, Entrepreneurship, Breakout Sports Performance
  • David Tierney, Chemistry, Kansas Biodiesel Project


  • Social Enterprise Division: Kaitlin Long & Logan Gauby, Rafiki Bags LLC.
  • Undergraduate Division: David Heideman, Caleb Wurth, Britni Beck, Grace Bokelman, Enviro Feed Bunks
  • Graduate Division: Shannon Underwood, Chef Shannon


Chad Jackson, director
e. cjackson@k-state.edu

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