BUCKHANNON — Representatives of BrickStreet Insurance, whose support created the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center at WVU, recently announced an additional $10,000 prize at the West Virginia Collegiate and High School Business Plan Competition. The surprise gift enabled a second college scholarship to be awarded to Invisible Castle Gaming from Buckhannon-Upshur High School, a team comprised of seniors Zachary Wellman and Carter Glover.
“The final day of the competitions was such a fantastic one, all the way around,” said Tara St. Clair, senior program manager at the BrickStreet Center. “We saw that students had really upped the level of competition and their ideas this year, and that makes the competitions better. And, of course, we were surprised by the addition of a second $10,000 scholarship by BrickStreet Insurance. It was a great day.”
The BrickStreet Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is part of the WVU Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship Applied Ecosystem, a University-wide web of centers, offices and programs that fosters and supports innovation and entrepreneurship among WVU students, faculty and staff while engaging the statewide community.
The competitions were hosted by West Virginia University’s BrickStreet Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, located in the John Chambers College of Business and Economics.