Ivy Tech Community College Northeast has announced the three finalists for its 2017 New Venture
Competition. In its seventh year, the competition’s champion will receive at least $20,000 in start-up capital
for presenting the best business plan for his or her small business.
The finalists and their businesses are as follows:
· Kendall Riecken, business administration student
Company: KR Designs
“We are an automotive-based company, specializing in detailing, restoration, custom
paint, and collision repair. Our customers consist of automotive enthusiasts and
· Courtney Jagoda, building construction management student
Company: Caliber Contracting
“We build tiny houses that are affordable and allow customers freedom to customize to fit
· Clayton Ostermeyer, business administration student
Company: The Vault
“The Vault is a speakeasy-themed bar with an indoors cigar lounge, located in downtown
The New Venture Competition awards dinner is Sept. 28 on Ivy Tech Northeast’s Coliseum
Campus, 3800 N. Anthony Blvd., in Room CC1640. Finalists will present their business plans, and
community judges will vote on the New Venture champion at the event.
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