Congratulations to our four Arts Entrepreneurship Minor students who were finalists for the Lulu eGames Arts Feasibility Study Challenge held on April 30th, 2012. The eGames are a yearly event organized by NC State's Entrepreneurship Initiative. Similar to a business plan competition, students from across campus complete and present a feasibility study on an arts business they plan to launch. This is the first such competition designed expressly for the arts in the nation. Again, we congratulate our Arts Entrepreneurship students as they placed first, third, fourth and fifth - all prize money recipients - and wish them success as they start their new arts businesses.
This happens only at NC State.
1st Place: $4,000 Italo Leiva - Leiva Strings is a music education company using proprietary color-coded strings to enhance learning techniques. Leiva Strings team members are Italo Leiva and Caleb Primm.
3rd Place: $1,500 Suzanne Matthews - Soutenu Tights protects the health of dancers of all genres, ages, and levels of mastery by incorporating new measures of joint safety into dance wear already on the market.
Megan Bridges - The Coterie is a corporation made of and for film-makers in Raleigh, NC, which provides memberships allowing artists in the area to network and recycle film equipment.
Anna Wolfe and Trent McKenzie - JANT is a social music network that connects artists, consumers and venues through an innovative cross-platform technology surrounding a mobile interface.