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The Center for Entrepreneurship At Washington State University – Go Cougs

Student venture teams’ ideas ring in success at annual business plan competition

Winners of Carson's 2022 Business Plan Competition pose for a picture.
Team Bloom won the Business Plan Competition’s $15,000 grand prize for their app matching first-gen students with local scholarship providers (photo by WSU Photo Services).


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WSU College League

We saw fierce competition this year and would like to congratulate all participants for all their hard work and dedication.

We are delighted to announce the winning teams of the WSU Collegiate League competition:

  1. Bloom – The app that closes the opportunity gap for first-generation college students with access to hyper-local scholarship matches.
  2. DWN – DWN is a social media platform that helps college students find things to do around their campus.
  3. GUT Check – Personalized health and fitness regimens based on food sensitivity testing through an APP.
  4. Syr’s Signature Creations – Content creation, Specialty cheesecake sales
  5. SpotKeep – SpotKEEP is a peer-to-peer mobile application that connects those in need of parking to those who have parking available for rent.

High School League

  1. Perfect Pillow (Sammamish High School) – A pillow made for you.
  2. Coals Lumber Co (Mead senior high school) – Firewood and professional tree removal company.
  3. Freeze on the Go (Mead High School) – Freeze on the Go is a portable icepack that is battery-powered.
  4. Frozen Games (Mead senior High school) – Combines frozen yogurt and casual or competitive gaming for a unique dining and social experience.
  5. The Forge Jewelers (Mead High School) – An online Jewelry store selling rings, earrings, and pennants for necklaces, along with request submissions from customers.

Open League

  1. Ultropia (University Of Washington) – Ultropia is developing the first ultrasonic all-in-one washer and dryer to help people with limited infrastructure gain access to laundry machines.

About The Center for Entrepreneurship

If you’re a student entrepreneur or aspiring business owner, the Center for Entrepreneurship presents the WSU Business Plan Competition – an unparalleled opportunity to practice entrepreneurship in a real-world setting and receive guidance as you launch a new venture, plus a chance to win thousands of dollars in prize money!

The Center for Entrepreneurship is happy to announce that the 2022 WSU Business Plan Competition will be held in a hybrid format. Participating in a business plan competition can be a rewarding experience and we are excited to continue to showcase student innovation!

As a senior in college, designing a product and then traveling to Tanzania for hands-on field testing is something I don’t think I would have had the opportunity to do at any other university.— Annalise Miller, Kule co-founder & WSU alumna (Carson College of Business, Entrepreneurship & College of Arts and Sciences, Math – 2017)

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The work of the Center for Entrepreneurship would not be possible without the support of the Cougar Community. Your participation as mentors for student startup teams, Business Plan Competition judges, and financial contributors enables our team to continue the important work of developing students who will become the innovators and entrepreneurs of tomorrow.

We thank you for your support. We encourage you to learn more about getting and staying, involved in the exciting work we are doing at WSU.