Autumn Jeffrey, Gracie Bates, and Jasmine Webb won 1st place in the Tri-State and $6,000 cash for their Locked and Loaded Game Birds. They won an additional $200 for having an idea that reduced the carbon footprint, and an additional $250 for being a viable business idea that is practical, has low start-up cost, and ready to go. Their total winnings are $6,450. Autumn operates guided pheasant hunts. Under their new business model, their company will rent guns, provide ammo, bird dogs, group photos, and clean the birds for the ultimate “Locked and Loaded” hunting experience.

 

Eric Williams, Daniel Blanton, and Ben Hammond won 3rd place in the Tri-State and $4,000 cash for their Batter’s Eye. They were awarded an additional $250 for being one of the most viable business ideas. Their total winnings are $4,250.  Eric Williams has had his t-shirt business operating since August 2020. He designs baseball logs and apparel. He has connected with MLB baseball players for professional endorsements.  They wear his gear on the field and promote his brand.  He has also connected with a baseball podcast with 16,000 followers and influencers that endorse his gear. Check out his website at batters-eye.com.

 

Brody Stump, Garrett Wilburn, and Elijah Abdon won 4th place in the Tri-State and $3,000 cash for their business plan Boujee Backyard BBQ. Boujee was awarded an additional $400 for being the best idea for reducing the carbon footprint and an additional $250 for being one of the most viable business ideas. Their total winnings are $3,650. They have designed and welded grill grates for stone firepits and fabricated a smoker and are taking orders for their products. Boujee has also formulated its own Boujee Backyard Blend dry rub for smoking meat to distribute for marketing purposes, and eventually for resale.

Photos by Marty Conley and published in the Greenup Beacon.