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College of Business Administration

College of Business Administration

Student Success Center
1001 Business Building
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-6180

Dean's Office
2019 Business Building
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-7227

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

2014

  • Josh Mais, Industrial Engineering, Kansas City Spaces

2013

(1st place tie)

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

2012

  • 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

Contact

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

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