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For 2022, COB 300 faculty selected 12 plans from over 100 completed by students during the 2021 spring, summer and fall semesters. These plans were then reviewed and evaluated by three preliminary round judges, and five teams were selected to participate in this year’s competition.

2022 Business Plan Competition Contestants

Illumi Lights produces outdoor lighting fixtures that provide convenience and longevity for consumers through retractable technology and the use of durable materials. 

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Sharksafe Swimwear, Inc. is a company that offers unique, shark-repellent swimwear to the public. 

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Perfect Portion is a corporation that produces a replacement for classic measuring spoons that will become outdated in the coming years as technology continues to advance. 

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Cuts on Wheels is a mobile barbershop that provides hair services from three luxury vans in The Villages, Florida. 

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Zest is a C-Corp that manufactures and distributes high-quality automated spice blenders. 

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Additional Awards

Accenture Innovation Award: Illumi Lights

Braun Jones MVPs:

  • Jasmin Jones - Cuts on Wheels
  • Joshua Mergler - Zest
  • Kenya Balser - Illumi Lights
  • Michael Carey - Zest
  • Munkhe Bat Erdene - Perfect Portion 

Ferguson Top Female Leader Award: Kenya Balser

Joyce Guthrie Team Award: Perfect Portion



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