West Virginia University is competing in the 2019 Schulze Entrepreneurship Challenge in Minneapolis, the largest undergraduate business pitch competition in North America.
25 finalist teams across the country will compete for various prizes totaling up to $250,000. This competition serves over 200 undergraduate college students who are majoring in entrepreneurship and WVU students are hoping to use their winnings to give back to their school.
“As a student from West Virginia University, and I was born and raised in West Virginia,” said Coleton Tasker. “It’s a tremendous responsibility for us coming up here and representing the school. We’re hoping to come out of this competition successful and bring a good face and name back to West Virginia.”
If they win, the university plans on using the prize money to manufacture their drone kits to donate to schools at no cost.