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Mechanical Engineering Student, Christopher Saah, Wins First Place at Business Competition

Six student-owned businesses won the seventh annual UT Undergraduate Business Plan Competition this spring.

They were chosen from among thirty-one business plans that competed for $20,000 in donated prize money in a contest sponsored by the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, housed in the College of Business Administration.

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From left, winners Ayron Hall, Zach Lee, Christopher Saah, and Andrea Hayes with Tom Graves, director of operations for the Anderson Center.

Christopher Saah, a senior in mechanical engineering, took first place in the lifestyle category with MYPTShop.com, an e-commerce site that helps personal trainers run their businesses and provides them with additional revenue streams.

The students competed for first, second, and third place in two different categories—growth and technology-enabled businesses, and lifestyle businesses.

First-place winners won $5,000, second-place winners received $3,000, and third-place winners won $2,000.

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