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Students Win Thousands in Start-Up Funds during HPU’s 2021 Business Plan Competition

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 16, 2021 – High Point University announces the winners for its 11th annual Business Plan Competition, which is supported by Truist. Freshman Erin Morrow was the first place winner of $10,000 for her company, Finger Flyer Educational STEM Kits.

Finger Flyer Educational STEM Kits are handheld quadcopter drones that are paired with guided educational lab activities that explore important aspects of science, technology, engineering and math as students assemble their drones. Each drone STEM kit provides a step-by-step assembly guide, explains the flight principles and underlying physics, and describes the drone technology that makes it all possible.

“Winning the Business Plan Competition solidified that my partner and I are on the right track in running our business, and the funding will allow us to grow and expand to more schools and households,” said Morrow. “Being a freshman and winning was an amazing moment for me, and it proved that my dedication and passion for these STEM Kits pays off. I am so thankful for all of High Point University’s opportunities and support by hosting these competitions and believing in where Finger Flyer Educational STEM Kits can go next.”

Each finalist made a presentation in front of the judges and funds were divided amongst all finalists based on where they placed in the competition, and several others won thousands in start-up funds. Second place was Faith Griffin, The Shaving Step; third place was Vincent Scavo, Goliath, The Ultimate Outdoor Chair ™; fourth place was Kyle Wiseman, Swarm Messaging; fifth place was Ivana Korankyi, Leopard Electric; sixth place was Maddie Drobny, Lightning House; seventh place was Thomas O’Hara, Construction Printing Solutions and eighth place was Cameron Labrecque, Rememery.

To read more about the business plans of each finalist, click here.

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