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Candle PantagraphCandle Business wins ISU's Startup Showcase

by Lenore Sabota | Pantagraph

NORMAL — In the process of figuring out the best way to make candles for his startup business, Jon Korsgard burned himself with hot wax and caused a bowl to explode in a microwave.

But the pain of those pitfalls melted away when Scandles, the custom candle-making business he started with fellow Illinois State University senior Alexander Steenbergen, won the grand prize in this year's Startup Showcase, sponsored by the George and Martha Means Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at ISU.

Scandles was among 16 contestants in the 2016 competition.  Read More...

Second Round Finalists

Meet the second round finalists for the 2016 Startup Showcase as they are getting ready to present their business idea to the judges.

StartUp Showcase Finalists



vidette photo3D print candles, care packages featured at StartUp Showcase

By Cassie McNeill | Vidette News Reporter

Illinois State University had its sixth annual Startup Showcase Friday.

The event, targeted toward students and future entrepreneurs, originally evolved from ISU's Entrepreneurship Day.

The Startup Showcase, held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Uptown Normal Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, gave student teams the opportunity to present their startup businesses to a panel of judges to compete for over $11,000 in financial support and in-kind services.  Read More...


See More Highlights of the 2016 Startup Showcase...


2018-09-04T15:33:15.47-05:00 2018