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Friday, April 3, 2015

Shark Tank Night Results

by Natalee Champlin

The four sharks (from Left to Right): Amy Anderson founder of Mediconnect Global, Brad Oldroyd Founder and CEO of Teamone Management Group, Paul Woodland Former CFO of Dryers Grand Ice Cream Inc., and Steve Peterson, general partner of Millrock Capital.
Wednesday night’s shark tank event was amazing. There was so much energy. The ECC auditorium was full and we had a great time with the Sharks. The results were:

$5,000 given to our top entrepreneurs
Seth Christensen founder of Christensen Genetics
  • $2,000 to MBA, Danny Noall for Infuze, an inline hydration flavoring system for camelbak packs
  • $1500 to Ag major, Seth Christensen for Christensen Genetics, a company that helps beef cattle producers reduce expenses and increase revenue by improving quality of cattle through artificial insemination and bull leasing
  • $1000 to Engineering major, Cody Pickering for Align Boards, an aluminum skate deck design and manufacturing company

  • $500 to Spencer Finch for Rental on Me, an online marketplace where users can make money by sharing their items, goods, and even services.

Spencer Finch pitching his start-up, Rental On Me, a website that allows users to connect and rent their personal belongings.
An additional $1,000 was given to the crowd favorite, based on a live text-to-vote competition. Danny Noall won. 

In addition, a few of the sharks are interested in personally investing in 2-3 of these student companies and will be meeting with them to discuss an investment deal.

But that’s not it… Amy Anderson, contributor to Forbes magazine will be writing an article about ALL four of our student entrepreneurs. This is huge! It was a tremendous night and couldn't have gone any better. 

Students in the Entrepreneur Leadership Series class gathered in the Eccles Conference Center on Wednesday April 1st to watch four fellow classmates pitch their business ideas to angel investors in Utah State’s very own Shark Tank.

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