Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Patricia Rogers, Pioneering Small Business Woman Extraordinaire

Patricia Rogers, first 13D Student Entrepreneurship Competition winner, will discuss the environmental impact of her egg farm. The town hall meeting will take place at UVI-Small Business Development Center at Nisky Center at 6:00 p.m. on Sept 17, 2012.

Ms Pat Rogers, the winner of a $30,000 Small Business startup competition, gave a presentation about her Virgin Egg Farm using solar power and other new technologies.

Photo courtesy of the University of the Virgin Islands

St. Croix Source, by Laurel Kaufmann — May 4, 2012

Sound of $30K Is Music to Ears of UVI
[Pioneering] Entrepreneur

“Cha-ching!” chanted student Patricia Rogers as she took the $30,000 grand prize Friday in the final round of the University of the Virgin Islands' 13D Student Entrepreneurship Competition.

Rogers and her fellow competitors battled for $30,000, $20,000, and $10,000 to invest in their business models. Rogers came out on top with a proposal to establish a large egg farm, Heba Abdallah and Ghadeer Taha won second place with a lab equipment rental and leasing idea, and Shoshana Pemberton took third place with dreams of a roller skate rink.

“We were looking for a business that was real, that would actually launch, and then have the potential to be a success and grow,” said panelist Alex Randall, a professor of communication at UVI.

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