Clinton School student Molly Emerson Bombonato was one of seven students to win seed funding for their business ideas at a competition hosted by the University of Arkansas Brewer Family Entrepreneurship Hub. The competition was judged by donors, innovators, and entrepreneurs from throughout the region.
Sixteen teams competed for the prize pool of $5,500 with each team given three minutes for their pitches. The competition was hosted by the Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, a unit of the Walton College of Business and Office of Economic Development at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
Bombonato, who is pursuing a concurrent Master of Business Administration from the Sam M. Walton College of Business and Office of Economic Development, is creating functional women's clothing from ethically sourced and sustainable materials. The business slogan is “We’re making sustainable fashion fun!”
In March, she and a group of her MBA classmates will travel to India to look for sustainable and environmentally conscious suppliers to potentially source their products.
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