Ray Schmidt Wins Entrepreneurs’ Organization Global Student Entrepreneur Award

On November 5, Iowa State hosted the Entrepreneur’s Organization Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA), where six finalists, five of whom were from Iowa State, pitched their businesses and shared their entrepreneurial journeys. Finalists included:

Arilyn Tegtmeier-Oatman (ISU Global Resource Systems)
Isaac Bradford (ISU Agricultural Engineering)
Jacob Schmieder (ISU Mechanical Engineering, formerly LAS undergrad)
Madeline Ladehoff (ISU Entrepreneurship)
Ray Schmidt (ISU MBA)
Rachel Payton (Drake University)

Left to right: Ray Schmidt, Jacob Schmieder, Arilyn Tegtmeier-Oatman, Madeline Ladehoff, Rachel Payton, Isaac Bradford.


Following presentations from each finalist, Ray Schmidt, founder of Farm Story Meats, CYstarter alumni, and Ivy MBA student, was awarded the Global Student Entrepreneur Award! Ray will advance to GSEA Nationals in summer 2022. Congratulations Ray!