GCC Team Wins National Entrepreneurship Simulation Contest

GROVE CITY, Pa. – A team of four students from Grove City College took first place in the Entrepreneurship Simulation Challenge, hosted by the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization.

In the contest, the team – Erid Dudgeon, Caleb Pfohl, Hannah Sedam and Cameron Suorsa – had to operate a virtual startup, identifying market opportunities, designing new products, creating advertising campaigns, managing their sales teams, scheduling production and managing their cashflow.

The Grove City College students had experience in running the virtual business – True Tread, a 3D-printed carbon fiber bike company – thanks to their participation in the Managing a Growing Enterprise course, taught by professor Kenneth E. Smith.

“We were able to focus our efforts on making decisions that allowed our venture, True Tread, to not only dominate in the simulation’s global market, but also have the highest performance out of the 17 teams competing from universities across the United States,” said Suorsa, president of the college’s CEO chapter. “The competition was a great opportunity for us to utilize the knowledge and skills we have developed from our time in the entrepreneurship program.” 

Each member of the Grove City College team received $125 and a Supreme Market Master certificate to display on LinkedIn.

Source: Grove City College

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.