Alumna Lisa Bloomquist -09, Alex Krone -11- (MBA), and eight other entrepreneurs won $20,000 seed money for a start-up company named BeFree Village in a competition called b|launched, a program of the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce.
Bloomquist was partnered on a team of ten Boise Young Professionals members to create a business plan proposal in three months. Teams competed in December for the prize money. According to the Idaho Statesman, the BeFree Village, “aims to provide resources and products to help travelers with special dietary needs and food allergies.” The team is working to launch the business model within the next six months.
Alumna Sarah Wolfe -00- was on a team that took second place and earned $10,000 in seed money.
Read the full story on the Idaho Statesman website here.