Over 30 teams have entered their submissions into Emporia's first-ever 3D Challenge.
Judges will now research the business plans and other related information from Emporia State and Flint Hills Technical College students before cutting the field down to 20 semifinalists by Friday morning.
ESU Marketing and Recruitment Coordinator Jessica Buchholz:
Three finalists will then be named April 7 to compete against teams from Kansas State University, and the finalists will present their ideas at a gala event April 11. Teams are competing for the chance to develop their ideas and prize money to help get things started. First place receives $4,000, with second place receiving $2,000 and third place getting $1,000.
The competition against K-State entries will be held in late April.
ESB Financial and the Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce are co-sponsoring the 3D Challenge.