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'Idol' competition pitches business ideas

St. Scholastica's School of Business and Technology is hosting its own version of "American Idol" on campus. A panel of local business experts will judge students on their small business ideas in "American Idol: Small Business Entrepreneurs Editi...

St. Scholastica's School of Business and Technology is hosting its own version of "American Idol" on campus. A panel of local business experts will judge students on their small business ideas in "American Idol: Small Business Entrepreneurs Edition."

The competition is at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, May 4, in Somers Lounge on the St. Scholastica campus. The event is free and the public is invited to be a part of the audience. Refreshments will be served.

Seniors enrolled in a management policies and strategies course will present their small business ideas to an external panel of local business-savvy professionals. The students are in five teams, who will introduce five ideas to the judges.

One idea concerns a new water-bottling company; another a new preschool facility in Duluth. Three teams have developed ideas to utilize a general commons area at St. Scholastica's St. Paul St. Scholastica campus that currently is vacant, including as a restaurant, pub or musical performance space.

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