An article covering the Seventh Annual Kenneth A. Freirich Business Plan Competition was pulled today due to factual inaccuracies. The original article cited the worth of the first place prize as $21,000, instead of $20,000. The article also referred to Hadley Haselmann’s ’17 company as Trovi International. Haselmann had previously changed the name of her company to The Global Exchange Project. Additionally, she competed in the second phase of the competition alone, and without the business partners the article cited. Yuelin He ’19 (of Halo Venus) also entered the second competition alone, with a sole focus on on Asian desserts (previously, Halo Venus was an Asian dessert and cosmetics business). Although the author of the article had attended a portion of the event, the Skidmore webpage for the competition had not reflected the business name or team participant changes. We apologize for the errors.
-Janine Kritschgau and Jacob Reiskin