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WVU Student Wins Big Money to Start Up a Business
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on April 07, 2013 @ 11:29AM
Created on April 06, 2013 @ 10:06PM

A WVU student was rewarded for her business skills to the tune of $10,000.  That was her prize after winning first place at the West Virginia Statewide Business Plan Competition.

The Erickson Alumni center was flooded with business students finalists on Saturday.  There were winners of two different categories: "Hospitality and Tourism" and "Lifestyle and Innovation".

The winning team of the latter presented their idea for a full-scale riding stable. Thanks to this competition, that dream will now become a reality.

About 141 students submitted their business proposals last fall for this competition. 

Winner of the Lifestyle and Innovation Randi Dove said, "...and they take the top 20, go to the semi-finals and then take the top ten, which is five in each division and they bring them here to the final."

Dove added, "I'm feeling pretty good.  I don't think it's actually set in yet, but I feel good about my business.  This is my passion and what I want to do.  I plan to pursue it as soon as I graduate from WVU."

Randi Dove Farms LLC, will be located in Wyoming County.  It should be open in May of this year.

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