Fort Lewis College entrepreneurs compete for cash

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Fort Lewis College entrepreneurs compete for cash

‘Shark Tank’ style competition draws 43 teams in Durango

Fort Lewis College entrepreneurs compete for cash

Giancarlo Vigil and his team won first place and $5,000 Saturday at the Hawk Tank business plan competition at Fort Lewis College. Vigil founded The Mate Exchange, a yerba tea company, and he has been selling the loose leaf tea from South America for six months. The Fort Lewis College Foundation donated the prize money.
Max Fields, left, and James Plate, owners of Fields to Plate, answer questions from the Fort Lewis College Hawk Tank judges on Saturday.
Fort Lewis College Hawk Tank judges listen and ask questions on Saturday during the semifinal round of the competition.
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