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Greenlight Business Model Competition Winners Announced

The third annual Greenlight Business Model Competition announces winners of the March 31, 2015 competition. Competitors who impressed the panel of judges were able to win up to $50,000 in cash prizes, as well as network with angel and venture capital investors and other entrepreneurs from around the state. Airway Innovations won the grand prize of $25,000, with additional winners detailed below:

Partner Spotlight: Whirlpool Corporation

Special thanks to Whirlpool Corporation for their partnership and support through the 2014-2015 academic year in four significant areas: in-kind support of donated appliances, sponsorship and promotional support of the @MSUStartupBus, Greenlight Business Model Competition, and programmatic and sponsorship support for the student graywater recycling project. Whirlpool generously donated Gladiator appliances to outfit the Hatch and $7,500 to support innovation on these programs.

MSU Returns to SXSW Entrepreneurial Eight

Michigan State University student startup team Tech Twurl were finalists in the Student Startup Madness (SSM) tournament, a nationwide tournament-style competition for college student digital media startups. SSM culminates with the “Entrepreneurial Eight” national finals at South By Southwest (SXSW) Interactive on Monday, March 16, in Austin, Texas. Tech Twurl received a $1,000 prize for their participation.