The Metro East Start-Up Challenge has announced its winners for 2015.  The Challenge seeks to identify, reward and support entrepreneurs across the Small Business Development Center’s nine-county service area.  The director of the center says the second year of the challenge was a success based on the level and quality of participation from both sides of the river.

Development Center Director Patrick McKeehan tells The Big Z the winner is a husband and wife team that invented a product called Pacidose.

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One of the $5,000 runner-up prizes went to the creator of a fantasy sports app called Slurv that allows players to communicate with each other.  The other $5,000 winner went to Monroe County’s Stubborn German Brewing Company.  Owners Chris and Tammy Rahn plan to reinvest their winnings in creating German-style ales and lagers.


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