COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Columbus State University's Turner College of Business recently awarded three aspiring entrepreneurs some much-needed funding to launch their own businesses.
The seventh annual competition was open to both students and members of the community.
Kimberly Presley was selected as the winner out of 31 submitted business plans and received a $3,000 prize.
Presley, a current CSU student, proposed a new, safer shooting target to be used by recreational students, rather than using traditional clay targets.
Victor Feliciano won second place and is the founder of Vicinity Tours, a guided touring company for the Columbus area.
Nathan Carr took home third place with his company SonicAirFlow and his product AirJet, which is a patent pending twin turbo fan that regulates the temperature in large areas.
The prizes for the three winners were presented by Dr. Kirk Heriot who created the competition in 2012.
Winners from previous years have gone on to start successful businesses based on the plans they entered into the competition.