Thursday, 12 April 2018 17:28

Skidmore College Announces Freirich Finalists

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Skidmore College announces the winners of the eighth annual Kenneth A. Freirich Business Plan Competition, held Friday, April 6, 2018. More than 325 students and 210 businesses have entered the competition, which was established in 2010 by Skidmore alumnus Ken Freirich ’90 with the intent of fostering entrepreneurship and creativity among students of all majors and disciplines at Skidmore. Th e competition has grown into one the best-funded among liberal arts colleges nationally, with cash prizes and business service awards valued at over $50,000. Skidmore College was ranked seventh among America’s most entrepreneurial colleges according to Forbes.

“There’s nothing more rewarding than watching amazingly talented and creative students take on the biggest challenges of their lives and succeed,” said Ken Freirich, Skidmore College class of ’90 and founder of the Kenneth A. Freirich Business Plan Competition.

“I am extremely proud of all the students, and I know that this experience will change many of their lives. Students told me that this has been a transformative event, and I’m
immensely proud to be able to give back and to enrich these students’ educational experience at Skidmore,” said Freirich.

Competition founder Ken Freirich was a student entrepreneur while at Skidmore, starting his fi rst business as a sophomore publishing a magazine for college students that was distributed on 35 college campuses in three states. Today, Freirich is president of Health Monitor Network, a thriving entrepreneurial company that has grown almost tenfold over the past ten years and is celebrating its 35th anniversary. For additional information about the Freirich Business Plan Competition, please visit: www.skidmore.edu.

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