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Presentation College Student Chosen as Finalist at Innovation Expo
Andrew Hansen

Presentation College student, Ian Kelly, was chosen as a finalist to compete at the Innovation Expo Student Business Idea Competition in Sioux Falls, held on October 7.  Innovation Expo is a conference that focuses on “where suits and shirts connect” entrepreneurs, investors, and innovators from across South Dakota to build the entrepreneurial ecosystem.  The event is organized by the South Dakota Enterprise Institute. 

Presentation College student, Ian Kelly, was chosen as a finalist to compete at the Innovation Expo Student Business Idea Competition in Sioux Falls, held on October 7.  Innovation Expo is a conference that focuses on “where suits and shirts connect” entrepreneurs, investors, and innovators from across South Dakota to build the entrepreneurial ecosystem.  The event is organized by the South Dakota Enterprise Institute. 

The Innovation Expo Student Idea Competition is open to all higher education students in South Dakota.  Students who participate, must share information on the feasibility of the business product or service, the opportunity to create a business around the product / service, the market potential, and list barriers to entry.

Ian’s business idea consisted of creating edible organic sunscreen.  He came up with the idea by noting the convenience it would serve to individuals and families while out hiking, spending the day at the beach enjoying the sunshine, etc.  Ian noted that convenience was key to this business idea.  Ian received a cash prize for being chosen as a finalist in the competition. 

Ian is a senior athlete at Presentation College majoring in sport and event management.  He comes from Aurora, Colorado.