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High Schoolers To Compete In First Statewide Business Pitch Competition

What business concept would you pitch if it could bring you a college scholarship, corporate internship, and $10,000 in cash?

Candy Dodd is a project manager for the Innovate WithIN competition. She says even before the program’s registration deadline, the ideas coming in are interesting.

“The two that I have seen – one is a reusable baggy. So, you know when you’re packing your lunch and you have a Ziploc baggy, the plastic ones? They’ve created these little pouches that are reusable, so it has Velcro on it. The other one is a car detailing on-the-go.”

Ball State University is partnering with state workforce and education officials to help bring out an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit among Hoosier high schoolers. The result is a statewide business ideas competition with some lofty prizes. IPR’s Val Jones reports. What business conce

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