Concord University Students Participate In Semifinals Of Business Plan Competition

For Immediate Release: 
Feb 06 2019


Sarah M. Pritchett

Concord University

Office of Advancement  

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312,


After 4 p.m.

Office: 304-384-5211

Cell: 304-320-6405






ATHENS, W.Va. – Concord University students Levi Osawe and Silvin Mogella advanced to the semifinal round in the thirteenth annual West Virginia Statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition (WVSCBPC). 


They were one of the top 30 entries. The competition has three categories – Hospitality and Tourism, Lifestyle and Innovation, and STEM/Technology – with 10 participants in each. Overall, there were 201 initial entries accepted into the competition. 


Levi is a senior from Nigeria, majoring in Business Management and minoring in Entrepreneurship.  Silvin is a senior from Tanzania, double majoring in Business Management and Finance and minoring in Entrepreneurship. 


Their business plan entry was for International House of Brews. The semi-final round took place on Nov. 16, 2018 in Flatwoods, WV.


Angela Addair, Director of Entrepreneurial Studies, is the campus liaison for the WVSCBPC.  The WV Statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition gives students the opportunity to start a business while having the support of business professionals, along with additional resources, to boost their chances of being successful.  Top finishers receive a $10,000 prize, accounting and legal assistance, as well as other resources to help them with their business venture. 


For more information about the competition or Levi and Silvin’s business plan idea, please contact Professor Addair at or (304) 384-5245. 



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