2018-2019 Top-Scoring Submissions
This was an exceptional year for the Roundup, now three years old, as 87 students from 13 high schools submitted 44 entries that were judged by 32 volunteers from Montana's business community. While the following submissions clearly indicate that the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well among Montana's next generation of innovators and business leaders, it is important to know that our judges felt many of the other submissions presented creative solutions to contemporary challenges.
- 1st Place: 406 LIPS... Submitted by Kate Brower, Skyview High School-Billings (teacher: Cynthia Bergum)-- 406 LIPS manufactures fashionable clip-on holders that reduce the chance of misplacing small lip balm dispensers. (Video Pitch, Business Summary)
- 2nd Place: MEGA FAB... Submitted by Cord Schneider, Chinook High School (teacher: Robin Allen)-- MEGA FAB manufactures custom full-frontal truck bumpers. (Video Pitch, Business Summary)
- 3rd Place: BRAVES INK CUSTOM APPAREL... Submitted by St. Labre Indian School-Ashland. Students include Wendy Jo Spang, Skylar Moloney, Kami Jo WhiteClay, Ezra Stanger, Kelsey Chandler, Garlon Williamson, Sweets Bearcomesout, Evyn Grinsell, Priscilla Flatmouth, Gerrit Punt, Ethan Frasier, Bryan Fisher, Taye Dodd, Marissa LaFranier, Isabella Redgrave, Michael Stewart (teacher: Robyn Lei)-- BRAVES INK CUSTOM APPAREL designs and manufactures custom T-shirts. (Video Pitch, Business Summary)
- 1st Place: SNACK PRO... Submitted by Treyton Anderson, Beaverhead County High School-Dillion (sponsor: Jeremy Anderson)-- SNACK PRO proposes to develop an app that allows fans at sporting events to order, pay for, and have food delivered from concession stands using their smartphones. (Video Pitch, Business Summary)
- 2nd Place (shared): THE COMFORT CRITTER... Submitted by Mhanon Sullivan, Twin Bridges High School (teacher: Jody Sandru)-- THE COMFORT CRITTER proposes to develop an app-linked animal toy that plays the owner's voice in order to reduce anxiety-related behaviors pets can exhibit when left alone at home. (Video Pitch, Business Summary)
- 3rd Place (shared): CHAMILLES... Submitted by Carlee Blodgett & Lily Knoll, Rapelje High School (teacher: Jacki Keating)-- CHAMILLES proposes to manufacture sandals with fashionable interchangeable straps in order to reduce the need for and cost of owning multiple sandals for different outfits and to save closet space. (Video Pitch, Business Summary)
- 3rd Place (shared): PEER2PEER... Submitted by Cosette Burrese & Brandon Pannell, Sentinel High School-Missoula (teacher: Mark Hartman)-- PEER2PEER proposes to create an affordable, app-linked academic service whereby students can receive tutoring in subjects for which they need help in exchange for offering tutoring in subjects for which they are proficient. (Video Pitch, Business Summary)
One Montana would like to thank Jim Kubiak, financial planner with Edward Jones in Bozeman, for his commitment to Montana's youth through his donation of $2,500 towards the prize purse that will be distributed to top-scoring students during the awards ceremony Governor Steve Bullock will host April 10, 2019.
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