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Young entrepreneurs present business ideas to the community

Getting a job isn’t easy, but neither is creating one.

Which is why three student teams came to Eastern Idaho Technical College to share their ideas for future businesses.

Meet Landon Walker, a psychology student at BYU.

An Idaho Falls native, he’s trying to get his locally made almond and cashew milk delivered on a larger scale.

“Most of this I had to develop by myself and I love talking to people who have ideas, people who’ve been in this business for 20 or 30 years and know some of the pitfalls that I can avoid that I wouldn’t really see coming otherwise,” said Walker.

He started his project because he couldn’t drink regular milk and to cater to the health-conscious community of almond drinkers.

“I started making my own almond milk and it got to the point, where I decided I wanted to help other people to enjoy the same thing,” said Walker.

This program allows young business hopefuls to not only put their ideas out there but get feedback from people who’ve been there.

“When participants get up and present their ideas, they’ve been swimming in their ideas for a long time and this is a way to get some fresh perspectives” said Will Jenson,the director of the Research and Business Development Center.

Other presenters pitched ideas about a bedside organizer to put your gadgets in before you go to bed.

Two students had the idea of providing an affordable insurance for smartphones that also pairs users with local repair shops.

Although they’re all in the early stages, it’s only a matter of time before these new businesses could start popping up around the area.

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