UNI's Student Business Wins Business Plan Competition,2008

E-Holdings, LLC was one of the five winners of the 2008 Pappajohn New Venture Business Plan Competition held at the Des Moines Marriott Thursday, March 27.

E-Holdings, LLC is owned by Ben Frein, a senior majoring in computer science and finance from Garner. E-Holdings develops software and on-line applications for public and private use. These applications specialize in satisfying the user's needs and experience. E-Holdings submitted four e-commerce websites including bellybling.net and greatminiatures.com in the competition.

Regional winners from the UNI Center were Theater by Demand owned by Joseph Eibes of Carter Lake and Synn Clothing owned by Travis Steffen of Muscatine and Calvin Johannsen of Denison.

2008 UNI Regional and State Winners. Shown are: (front, l to r)Calvin Johannsen, UNI Regional Winner; Katherine Cota-Uyar of UNI JPEC; Ben Frein, State-level winner; Laurie Watje and Randy Pilkington of UNI JPEC. (rear, l to r)Joe Eibes, UNI regional winner; Dan Storck of Equity Dynamics; Travis Steffen, UNI Regional Winner; and Matt Kinley of Equity Dynamics.