Ryan Raguse, a senior majoring in accounting, received the Collegiate Entrepreneur of the Year award during the Marketplace of Ideas awards program on Oct. 29 at the Sidney J. Lee Auditorium at Bismarck State College.
Raguse is the owner of two start-up companies.
Myriad Devices LLC is a mobile application and consulting com- pany. It built the new smartphone Winter Survival Kit application for NDSU Extension Service, which was featured on Fox News at http://video.foxnews.com/v/1305056548001/university- launches-snow-app.
The second company is VFM LLC, which stands for virtual farm manager and is a startup company that has raised investment funds for operations.
Raguse also is the founder of Entrepreneurs of NDSU.
Marketplace of Ideas provides education, support, mentorship, solutions and networking opportunities to inventors and entre- preneurs of all ages. Visit www.MarketplaceOfIdeas.org for more information.