2023 Side Hustle Challenge Winners

1st: ClayfulByAbbie, Abbie Weiler
2nd: Lazy Laundry, Caleb Elliott
3rd: BHG Beads & Accessories, Wuraola Awopetu

<!– All top three winners will additionally receive acceptance into the competitive Entrepreneurship Scholars program and the chance to compete for major prize money at the Regnier venture creation challenge. –>

Here’s what we would like you to submit:

To enter, create a social media story of no more than 2 minutes’ worth of content. This could be an Instagram Reel or TikTok-style video, a series of Instagram Stories or Instagram Carousel. Upload the video file (.mp4 or .mov) using the registration form above.

Here’s what we would like showcased in your content:

  • What is the idea?
  • Why did you start it?
  • What makes you excited about it?
  • What about you or your idea is unique?
  • What barriers or needs does your business have?
  • Anything else we should know about this business.

For more questions, please reach out to entrepreneurship@umkc.edu.

It is crucial to remind all international students that participating in business and/or entrepreneurial activities can impact your legal status in the United States. We are committed to supporting your entrepreneurial aspirations but please remember that compliance with visa requirements is your responsibility, and any violations may have serious consequences. If you have any questions or require further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact UMKC’s International Student Affairs Office, where dedicated ISAO team members are available to provide guidance and support.