Chicago State University


Entrepreneurial Idol 2014 Winners!

What started with dozens of entries from various entrepreneurs from across the business spectrum boiled down to three winners of the 2014 Entrepreneurial Idol competition on Friday. The event was co-sponsored by Chicago State University College of Business and U.S. Senator Mark Kirk. 

Five finalists were chosen in the annual business plan competition with the top three winners splitting a total of $12,000 in prize money for their business investment. After hearing detailed presentations, the three finalist judges.Veranda Dickens from Seaway Bank and Trust Company, Emmett Vaughn from Exelon Corporation, and Robert “Bob” Blackwell from Blackwell Global Consulting, chose the winners:  
  • 1st prize ($7,500) - Million Dollar Scholar - An education technology venture that offers an instructive e‐platform to help schools and parents guide their students through the scholarship and financial aid process to make higher education affordable.
  • 2nd Prize ($3,500) - University Football Rentals – A service to provide college football fans across the country with quality lodging for football weekends in college towns.
  • 3rd Prize ($1,000) - Küdzoo – A mobile app that allows students to turn their good grades into discounts at local and national businesses in addition to opportunities at once-in-a-lifetime-experiences.
Entrepreneurial Idol 2014 Winners! Entrepreneurial Idol 2014 Winners!
Entrepreneurial Idol 2014 Winners! Entrepreneurial Idol 2014 Winners!