Feb 27, 2014
SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Local entrepreneurs vied to win grants valued up to $6,400 when pitching their business ideas in the 2014 “Swimming With the Sharks” contest, held recently at Briar Cliff University.
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Winners of the BCU sponsored business competition, and the amount of the grants they received, were:
Vanessa Wodtke-Bloom, Wild-Soaps, made from goat's milk, $2,000 Jean Gill, Four Paws Fitness and Rehab, $1,500 Mark Samuelson and Donna Samuelson, Perry Hills Aronia berries, $1,000 Blake Anderson, Pushlee, consumer app for retail specials, $800 Anthony Rossi, Double D's Driving Service, designated driving service and pedicabs, $500 Michael Billings, Pure Retirement, retirement withdrawals using Dwolla, $200 Jill Guericke-Skillander, specialized skillet, $200 Ryan Martinez, city government/citizen communication app, $200