IDEA Competition Announces Four Winners for 2013
Pictured left to right: Tim Slukynsky, Jenny Slukynsky, Coreen Berdahl, Brian Berdahl, Charlette Shafer, Jerry Titera, Jack Lundbohm.
BEMIDJI, MN – April 24, 2013 – The IDEA Competition announced the names of four 2013 winners on Wednesday, April 24th at the IDEA awards banquet held at the Ralph Engelstad Arena, Thief River Falls. Each winner receives $10,000 in cash to advance their business idea, plus additional specialized technical assistance.
The 2013 Winners are:
The IDEA Hall of Fame added Mark Larson, president and chief operating officer of Digi-Key Corporation, and Ron Stordahl, founder and chief executive officer of Digi-Key Corporation. The IDEA Hall of Fame was established to recognize the accomplishments of the region’s legacy innovators—those within the region who have inspired others with their entrepreneurial vision, leadership and achievement. Read more about this year's Hall of Fame...
In the previous three years, 17 innovators from throughout northwestern Minnesota have received IDEA awards. Their combined economic impact includes:
IDEA sponsors are 360◦ Manufacturing and Applied Engineering Center of Excellence, Arvig, Bremer Bank of Crookston and Warren, Leonard Street and Deinard, Northwest Minnesota Foundation, Headwaters Regional Development Commission, Northwest Regional Small Business Development Center, and University of Minnesota Crookston. IDEA was made possible through a generous grant from the Blandin Foundation.
IDEA Competition 2013 Banquet Photos
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