Liautaud MBA Takes Startup Challenge

Forneau Bread Oven, winners of the 2017 Startup Challenge

The Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies hosted the 2017 Startup Challenge last Monday, April 10 at UIC. The top prize of $3,000 went to the Fourneau Bread Oven, the joint creation of Ted and Sharon Burdett. Ted is a Liautaud MBA candidate and an instructor at UIC’s School of Design; Sharon lectures in design at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Ted and Sharon are the co-founders of Strand Design.

Second place in this year’s competition went to Tongue Ventures, and third place went to Simply Nabz Design for the Abstruse hanging organizer. For a full list of finalists and more coverage of the event, visit ChicagoInno.