Hawk Tank Business Plan Competition participants won over $65,000 in cash and scholarship awards this year. After a live round competition April 24, the winners were announced in a congratulatory video.
A total of five high school teams, three recent alumni teams, three San Juan College student teams and seven Fort Lewis College student teams competed in the final round.
High School Track winers:
First (1,000 and scholarships): Kenyan Coffee; sells coffee, pastries and tea from Kenya, Africa.Second ($500 and scholarships): Top Choice, an experience creation app.Third ($250 and scholarships): Solace, a sustainable fashion company that is inclusive for all sizes.Alumni Track winners:
First ($5,000): Off the Couch Media; sells digital resources for users to build skills and plan outdoor adventures.SJC Track winners:
First ($5,000): Zia Drone Operations; aerial services with a focus on exceptional customer service.Second ($2,500): The Lunch Basket; food truck specializing in breakfast, lunch and pop-up occasions.Third ($1,000): SilverSage Roastery; coffee company that empowers employees while increasing revenue.FLC Track winners:
First ($5,000): ATSA Records; Indigenous-based company with mission to increase Native or tribal presence in the entertainment industry.Second ($2,500): Z’s Performance & Repair; auto facility specializing in off-road performance, fabrication and repair.Third ($1,000): Perin’s Krash-Kit; fanny pack with integrated first aid kit and adaptability into emergency arm sling.Grand Prize Winner of SJC and FLC Student Tracks:
Zia Drone Operations from San Juan College (awarded an additional $5,000 prize).Prizes were provided by title sponsor Swan Global Investments, Four Corners Innovation, FLC and SJC Foundations, the Erteszek Foundation, Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado and through a Friends of Hawk Tank crowdfunding campaign, which supporters may contribute to at app.mobilecause.com/e/5j36cQ?vid=ht4sr.