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Students hope to get business ideas off the ground


SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -- We've all probably had what we thought was a brilliant money-making idea, that somehow never took off.

But some Siouxland college students brought their ideas before a panel of judges Tuesday night in hopes of getting their business ventures off the ground.

"People might have phones laying around. I mean, you kill one off, you decide you want a new one, what are you going to do with the old one? So we're here to help," says Morningside College freshman Jessyka Coulter.

"My goal is to market Christian films and this is exactly the path I've been working towards," says Wayne State College junior Stacey Schaller.

Briar Cliff University hosted the business competition. Groups from four area colleges made the cut, to present their business proposals and strategies.

Five-thousand dollars was up for grabs to help make the ideas a reality. Coming up with a good proposal, though, is easier said than done. Often times, it takes several months.

"Students who are entrepreneurs think it's fast and easy and it is not. It is a slow, intense process," says Morningside instructor Pam Mickelson.

The Briar Cliff group took the top prize, receiving more than $2,000 for its apparel sales proposal. Students from USD and Wayne State also received some start-up money.

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