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Student entrepreneurs sweep first annual UST Cup

The Katies Entrepreneurship Organization won the first annual UST Cup
The Katies Entrepreneurship Organization won the first annual UST Cup
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On Saturday, April 21, four members of Katie's Entrepreneurship Organization (KEO) bested nine other student teams from the University of St. Thomas to win the first annual University of St. Thomas Cup improvisational business plan competition.

Angela Petroske, Jennifer Sword, Kaitlin Groeneweg (all '13), and Samantha Wright '14 competed in the competition.

Hosted by the University of St. Thomas Entrepreneurship Club, the competition featured a $900 cash prize and a traveling trophy cup.

No team knew what they were going to be doing until they got there. The competition was to create a revenue-generating Ipad app. Entries would be judged on creativity, innovation and the app's ability to satisfy a niche. Students had to create the app and a business plan and give a two-minute presentation to a panel of four judges.

The KEO Team created a children's app called "Petey's Playtime," an educational gaming app that puts parents in charge of the learning process.  The judges were impressed with the KEO Team's creativity and skills. 

More about KEO

A St. Kate's Student Center and Activities office chartered club, the Katies Entrepreneur Organization (KEO) gives students opportunities to explore  careers in entrepreneurship and provides members with leadership opportunities in the business world.

Entrepreneurship at St. Kate's

St. Catherine University's School of Business and Leadership offers a baccalaureate degree in small business entrepreneurship among its 24 undergraduate majors and minors. The  School of Business and Leadership offers a well-rounded, holistic education that prepares students for careers in business, government and non-profit sectors.

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May 2, 2012 by Julie Michener

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