Several Colby students who will participate in the Greenlight Maine Collegiate Challenge Nov. 16 at Thomas College are featured in a WABI-5 television news article about their business plans, the upcoming competition for $25,000 in startup funding, and the coworking space they share.
Four of the students featured are from Colby and are part of Jumpstart Maine, a group that fosters business ideas for college students working together in the Bricks Coworking & Innovation Space in Waterville’s Hathaway Creative Center. Nick Rimsa ’13, also featured, is a founder of Jumpstart.
At the statewide competition, Christian Krohg ’22 and Katie Dougherty ’22 will pitch their business Easy Eats, a food delivery system where students can place orders from local restaurants to be delivered to their dorm rooms by other college students. Torsten Brinkema ’22 will compete with Weart Apparel that he founded to support and share works of young artists through apparel items. Lastly, Joshua Kim ’22 will present Sklaza, an online market place specific to each college for students to exchange items.Read full article