MCC student wins $10,000 Sarnicola Award for business idea

The small business is about a yr from its launch.

MUSKEGON, Mich. — A Muskegon Community Faculty student is 1 phase closer to building his notion a fact following winning $10,000 through the Sarnicola Award.

Alex Slocum, who graduates in May well with a Graphic Design and style Entrepreneur associate degree, has briefly named his profitable business idea the Standing O Studios, in homage to the sporting activities abbreviation for a standing ovation. 

“The plan of the small business is to build a small Midwestern, small marketplace-dependent media business that focuses on reinventing authentic and innovative information, as opposed to the even larger pet dogs, like ESPN, that will repeat the same headlines each individual one working day,” stated Slocum. “If we can have far more story traces that concentration on smaller markets, then perhaps people small markets come to be even bigger marketplaces.” 

Slocum says the Standing O Studios will be a two-individual operation with himself and his lifelong close friend Dalton Fuller, who is finishing his degree at Michigan Condition University. 

The business enterprise is about a yr from its start.

“The major big difference the Sarnicola Award is heading to make is that I won’t have zero pounds when I start off,” said Slocum. “The Sarnicola Award enables me to get all of the gear I need – the pcs, displays, eco-friendly display, office environment house, and desks. I have been working off a notebook for my whole faculty journey.”  

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