LOCK HAVEN - Universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education advocate student-led creation and management of small business by sponsoring the PASSHE Student Business Plan Competition 2011.
The initiative provides students a real-world opportunity to pitch their original business plans and win up to $10,000 in funds to assist in the creation of their businesses.
The PASSHE Student Business Plan Competition opened the door of opportunity for Lock Haven University business administration student, Tyler Walstrom of Phillipsburg, to submit his business plan for Living Canvas Clothing.
"Tyler wrote an impressive business plan starting off with little more than his impressive graphic arts talent coupled with a great idea" said Dr. Marcia Kurzynski, Lock Haven University assistant professor of Business Administration and PASSHE Student Business Plan Committee member.
Walstrom's business idea for Living Canvas Clothing - "a quality clothing brand built upon the values and ethics of pride in workmanship, individualized creativity and sustainability" - earned him placement as a finalist in the 2011 competition. His vision for his web-based business would enable "prospective customers to visit the Living Canvas website and be able to view and purchase unique, original artistic creations" designed by Walstrom.