Ivy Tech Northeast Announces 2017 New Venture Competition Finalists

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

car/vehicle owners.”

· Courtney Jagoda, building construction management student

Company: Caliber Contracting

“We build tiny houses that are affordable and allow customers freedom to customize to fit

their needs/wants.”

· Clayton Ostermeyer, business administration student

Company: The Vault

“The Vault is a speakeasy-themed bar with an indoors cigar lounge, located in downtown

Fort Wayne.”

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.