Spring 2015 Startup Quest Teams Present Final Project

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Posted at 4:29 PM, Apr 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-24 14:01:47-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) -- The CareerSource Capital Region's Startup Quest® teams for Spring 2015 finished their final project of their 10-session entrepreneurial training.

The project included a business plan and a pitch competition where nine teams pitched a technology developed at a university or a NASA federal laboratory. The competition awarded winning teams with over $20,000 in cash and other prizes.

A participant who said the training is great for her future plans. "My role in the company was to do formatting for the business plan", said Tara O'Brien, "which was my number one objective when i signed up for the course. I enjoy working in a group dynamic. It's a real-world scenario."

The nine teams at the Startup Quest® competition each had mentors to guide them through the process and teach them more on entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship and how to prepare for future careers.

"A really good lesson is that we all have our strengths and we all have our weaknesses", said Nadia Kamal, "and they really learn to embrace their own strengths and to surround themselves with people that lift their weaknesses."

The winning teams were announced and Luventia, a start-up that marketed a medical technology giving pain-free meters for diabetes, won first place.

To learn more about Startup Quest®, email startupquest@careersourcecapitalregion.vom