Hawk Tank Business Plan Competition Concludes
The inaugural Hawk Tank Business Plan Competition concluded on April 9, as the 10 finalist teams were narrowed down to 5 who battled it out for top honors and a $5000 prize. In the end, Fall 2015 graduate Giancarlo Vigil took top honors with his loose leaf Yerba tea importing concept. The $2500 second place honor went to the small-scale farm team, Fields to Plate. Rounding out the top honors was SLED Outdoors, an event planning company for small business and non-profits.
Click here to watch the short film documenting the competition.
Click here to read local coverage by the Durango Herald and here to read the Hearld's Editorial regarding the competition.
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