Seven student entrepreneur teams present solutions to real-world problems, win over $19k in seed money

Innovative Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech) student entrepreneurs competed April 21 for $19,000 in seed money to turn their product ideas and prototypes into real businesses. The winning concept, developed by students Gabbi Pech and Hayden Pech, known as team Stellarum Publishing, is a customizable planning notebook and companion app that can be used to organize tabletop role playing games.

Oregon Tech’s alumni inspire students with stories of their entrepreneurial successes

As part of an Oregon Tech entrepreneurship class, students met with innovators and business owners from around the world, including Oregon Tech’s own alumni. These entrepreneurs included individuals from a wide variety of industries such as fitness, automotive, coffee shop, educational services and medical devices. The experience inspired both the students and alumni.