Company led by CGT student takes top prize at business plan competition
An Internet-based company that helps raise money for mission trips and a chemical and biological analyses concept were the big winners Feb. 24 at Purdue's 22nd annual Burton D. Morgan Business Plan Competition in Discovery Park.
Mission MatchUp, led by computer graphics technology student Kristeen Hudson and Brian Paplaski, a management student, won the $20,000 first prize in the Black Division for Purdue undergraduate students.
Read about the Burton D. Morgan Business Plan Competition.
In addition, Mission MatchUp competed in the March 7 regional Idea-To-Product Competition for Environmental and Social Entrepreneurship. Other teams competing include ZeroBalance, led by Edwin Sellers Jr., a building construction management student, and This Old Farm - Sustainable Multipurpose Processing Facility, led by BCM graduate student Erick Smith. Kirk Alter, an associate professor of BCM, is advising the two BCM-related teams.
Results of the competition can be found Monday at www.purdue.edu