The 2019 Enterprise Challenge Business Plan Competition officially ended just a few minutes ago with an awards ceremony luncheon to celebrate the three prize winning businesses. The winners recognized at today’s ceremony were:
- 1st Place Winner – $10,000 – Taqueria La Palapa –A fresh, authentic, great tasting Mexican street food restaurant in a clean, family friendly environment. Opening soon in Union Gap across from the Valley Mall.
- 2nd Place Winner – $5,000 – Round Tuit Kitchen – Yakima based producer of delicious baked goods that minimize blood sugar and insulin spikes, while being gluten-free, sugar-free, and natural. Available at 11 locations around the County and growing.
- 3rd Place Winner – $2,500 – Ag Drone Data Services – Selah based technology company using drones and data analysis to improve crop yields by providing early detection of crop health and field analysis services for farms, vineyards, and orchards.
These three companies will collectively create 10-15 new jobs by the end of the year – and that’s just the prize winners. There were fifteen other businesses that participated in the competition that are adding another 20+ jobs and strengthening the local economy.