TOPEKA (WIBW)--- Four anxious Washburn University entrepreneurs pitched their best business ideas on campus Thursday.
Andrew Foreman, Axel Olin-Flores, Eric Watson and Matt Spezia made it to the final round for a chance at some big seed money. In the event co-sponsored by GO Topeka.
The high tech ideas included a customer service product for barbers and stylists and another app connecting businesses to their customers.
Two freshman were also handed their checks for competing and winning in the earlier rounds. The prize money totaled $25,000 among them!
In the end, Andrew Foreman won $6,000 for his app to learn new words and champion Matt Spezia earned $9,000 to build on his ideas for the next generation of parking meters and GPS maps. Spezia will head to the national pitch competition in Tampa later this month.