Argosy University, Twin Cities played host over 50 students from three area high schools at the university’s first-ever “Rising Entrepreneurs of Minnesota” business plan competition on Friday, February 9, 2018.
Students from Edison High School, Shakopee High School and Stillwater High School submitted business plans ahead of the competition for consideration by a judging panel of 10 Twin Cites-area entrepreneurs. Three teams from Shakopee and Stillwater were named winners in the competition.
At the event, each team had five minutes to “pitch” two of the judges. Top teams from the first round moved on to a workshop with their judge to polish and perfect their pitches. The final round of competition included a presentation to the entire panel of 10 judges and a question answer session.
Top honors in the day’s events went to Phineus Rob and Zach Greenwood from Shakopee High School for their business plan about their new web app “Event Horizon.” They each received their choice of a $4,000 tuition scholarship to attend a bachelor’s degree program or a $2,000 tuition scholarship to attend an associate degree program at Argosy University, Twin Cities.
Second place went to Cody Vesnke, Holton King and Thoms Johnson from Stillwater High School for their “Electronic Umpire” business plan. Each received their choice of a $2,000 tuition scholarship to attend a bachelor’s degree program or a $1,000 tuition scholarship to attend an associate degree program at Argosy University, Twin Cities. Grace Myler and Visa Sok from Shakopee High School were awarded third place with a presentation of their “Teen Snack Pack.”
Teams not selected for the final round competition participated in workshops focused on areas of their plans that were opportunities for improvement. Teams that demonstrated in most improvement during their workshop received medals during the awards ceremony.
Argosy University, Twin Cities is a campus of Argosy University, a non-profit, private, accredited* university with 26 locations in 13 states and online.
* Argosy University is accredited by the Senior College and University Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, California, 94501, http://www.wscuc.org).
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San Francisco Campus to Host Owner / Executive Chef of The Slanted Door
The Culinary Department at The Art Institute of California—San
Francisco, a campus of Argosy University, is pleased to present Major
Conversations with Charles Phan on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, from
11:30AM-12:30PM in Room 411. All students, faculty, and staff are
invited to attend.
About Chef Charles Phan
Now Owner and Executive Chef of award-winning restaurant The Slanted Door, Charles Phan was born in Da Lat, Vietnam in 1962 and later moved to Guam and then to San Francisco in 1977. With both of his parents working two jobs in the US, Charles took on cooking for the entire family—ten people in total. Luckily, Charles had a passion for food and was happy to take on the role of family chef. His personal flavor profiles originated largely from his mother's French/Vietnamese cooking style, although he was also charmed by American traditions and enjoyed creating elaborate Thanksgiving and Christmas feasts.
Throughout high school, Charles bussed tables at local restaurants and began taking notice of the avant-garde Bay Area restaurants of the time, crediting Chez Panisse and Zuni Café as important culinary influences. Following college, Charles took over the family garment business and spent several years working in software before returning to the culinary field and opening The Slanted Door with his family in 1995.
His vision for The Slanted Door was to create a restaurant with a stylish ambiance and traditional, time-honored Vietnamese techniques and recipes. He wanted an ingredient-driven menu that changed often and relied on fresh, high-quality foods. This strategy—which strayed far from all other Vietnamese restaurants in San Francisco at the time—led to phenomenal success for the Slanted Door.
In 2004, Charles earned the James Beard Award for Best Chef California and, in 2014, The Slanted Door won Outstanding Restaurant. Charles has also written two award-winning cookbooks and made several television appearances. He has since opened several other restaurants including Out the Door, OTD, Hard Water, and Rice & Bones. Today, he remains on the cutting edge of Vietnamese cuisine and continues to prepare everything from scratch using farm-fresh, locally sourced products.
About Our Culinary Programs & Department
The diploma, associate’s degree, and bachelor’s degree culinary programs offered through the Culinary Department at The Art Institute of California—San Francisco are designed to prepare students to pursue culinary careers in the areas of:
● Baking & Pastry
● Culinary Arts
● Culinary Management
Within our culinary programs, students learn from experienced
instructors,* including many who remain active in culinary careers. All
instructors bring their real-world experiences into the culinary classes
they teach, where they act as mentors and guides to the culinary world.
Learn more by exploring our culinary programs today!
See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.
*Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty and instructors.
On January 23, Professor Kevin Mohr and Adjunct Professor Neil Pedersen (Class of 1988 | Hall of Fame | Dean's Counselor) joined with Western State alumna and former adjunct professor, Marla Merhab Robinson (Class of 1987 | Dean's Counselor), to present a legal education program at the Orange County Bar Association offices on the Practical and Ethical Issues of Both the Unanticipated and Planned Closures of a Law Practice. The program was completely sold out, reflecting the importance of the topics addressed to a profession confronting the aging and retirement of the Baby Boomer generation. The program has been recorded so that lawyers unable to attend in-person can view and make use of the important guidance provided.
Argosy University, Phoenix recently participated in Autism Speaks annual walk and 2017 statewide event. Staff, students and faculty members volunteered to talk with event participants about the school’s academic programs that can prepare students to move into jobs that assist individuals with autism.
Campus president Anthony Spano attended the event with our senior director of admissions Michael Sandoval, business development representative Lisa Farrah Carrillo, and vice president of academic affairs, Dr. Rockel Etienne.