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UVI Student Entrepreneurs Win $60,000 in 13D Competition

Three University of the Virgin Islands student entrepreneurs won $60,000 at the 4th Annual 13D Entrepreneurship Competition on April 27, on the St. Thomas Campus.  The 13D Competition, sponsored by 13D Research and Innovative, is designed to eliminate the obstacle of financing for UVI student entrepreneurs who have great ideas for potentially profitable businesses but no access to start-up capital.    

Lloyd Maynard, a graduate student in business administration, was awarded the $30,000 first place prize for Veggie Shack, a food truck featuring tasty vegan dishes.  This truck will be open for extended hours, and will provide patrons with healthy food alternatives into the evening hours.  The mobile truck is planning to be located primarily near Mandela Circle.  More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI website – - and from this direct link.