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Cayuga Community College Students Recognized for Innovative Business Ideas

Friday, May 20, 2011   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Matthew Montoya
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From creating a mobile music and video recording studio to developing a service that transforms the family car into a stunt vehicle, Cayuga Community College students want to create their own futures and have some ideas on how they might do that.

The Business Idea Competition challenged Cayuga students to brainstorm possible business ideas, identify potential customers, and describe the methods they would use to market their ideas. Coordinator of the University Center at Cayuga Michael Greene organized the competition in partnership with Morrisville State College to support students interested in entrepreneurship. Morrisville awarded four Cayuga student winners cash prizes totaling $500 with funds from a Kauffman Foundation Enitiative grant.

Audio/radio production majorLance Hall '11 of Oswegosubmitted the first-place business idea: Mobile Studio, which he described as being an affordable service that provides musicians with the ability to record their music and/or make their own music videos. He received $200 for his idea.

Cayuga Community College President Daniel P. Larson congratulated Hall and presented him with a certificate during a May 13 event on the Auburn Campus. He also asked Hall how much capital he would need to launch his business.

"I don't know that yet,” Hall said. "That's why I am going to take the entrepreneurship course next fall, so I can learn how to put together a business plan and financials.”

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