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MSU student to compete in state entrepreneur competition

Ransom-embed.jpgMSU senior finance major Ransom McCarty from Owingsville, will compete in the state KY Pitch business competition on Saturday, April 27, at Centre College in Danville. 

The competition, formerly called Idea State U, is now in its 12th year. The competition has two categories, business plan and business model. First, second and third place will be awarded in each category. First place winners in each category will receive a cash prize and a package of business services, including:  

  • Branding consultation.
  • One year of accounting services.
  • One year of legal services.
  • One year of membership in local entrepreneurial events.
  • One year of office space at a local business incubator or community work space.
  • Pitch training.
  • Professional mentorship. 

Brody-and-Aisah-embed.jpgMcCarty won the regional business plan competition with his company, Avant-Nilla.  

Two other MSU students also participated in the competition. They were Brody Eller, a freshman information systems major from Inez, and Asiah Handley, a senior from Louisville majoring in general management. 

For more information on KY Pitch, visit
For more information on programs in the Elmer R. Smith College of Business and Technology at MSU, visit, email or call 606-783-2090.


Top photo: Ransom McCarty won the business plan category at the regional KY Pitch business competition and will compete in the state competition on April 27, at Centre College. 

Bottom photo: Brody Eller, left, and Asiah Handley competed in the regional KY Pitch competition, presenting their idea, Eller Essential watchstraps.