Encourage students to sign up for MWest Challenge

Great News! The total MWest Challenge prize money is $10,000 for this year!

MWest Challenge 2018 Registration & Executive Summary Deadline for Students is Monday, Feb. 26, 2018.

The 2018 MWest Challenge is a student venture competition designed to create cross collaboration between students that span across several universities from West Michigan. Through MWest, entrepreneurially minded students are able to develop and grow new ventures based on their own ideas. MWest involves nine West Michigan colleges and universities, representing 75,000 students from: Grand Valley State University, Kendall College of Art and Design, Davenport University, Aquinas College, Calvin College, Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids Community College, Kuyper College, and Hope College.

In addition to the $10,000 in cash awards, students will have access to resources, mentors, educational workshops, and opportunities to network with angel and venture capital investors.

Please take a few minutes in each of your classes this week and encourage your students to register and submit their executive summaries.

This is great opportunity for our students to take what they have learned from you in your courses and apply it to a real-world opportunity that rewards them for getting in the game.

Again encourage your students to register and participate at MWest Challenge.

The following students won awards last year:

Shelby Rose received $1,500 as the second-place winner of the Innovation Showcase People’s Choice Award. Her proposal, a phone app called Rose’s Place, would allow domestic violence victims to unlock resources, advice and emergency contact help.

Mark Saint Amour and Andrew Johnson won a $750 Impact Award. Their proposal, Tabletop Entertainment, would rent out space and partner with local craft breweries to host tournaments featuring life-size versions of popular board games.

Rebecca Peterman won the $500 Impact Award for Wholesome Eats, a company that would provide healthy and affordable meals created in a client’s home. Services would include meal planning, grocery shopping, food preparation and kitchen cleanup.

MWest Challenge 2018 Registration & Executive Summary Deadline for Students is Monday, Feb. 26, 2018.

We need your help in making this year’s MWest Challenge 2018 Event the Best Ever!

Look forward to seeing you and your students at MWest Challenge!

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