BSU Marketing Students Showcase Creativity at Mock Trade Show

Bemidji State University marketing students taught by Dr. Angie Kovarik, assistant professor of business administration, held a mock trade show at Bemidji’s downtown LaunchPad facility on April 24. LaunchPad is a co-working space and hub for entrepreneurial support for the Bemidji region providing entrepreneurs, freelancers, start-ups and professionals an opportunity to collaborate.

“Marketing students presented original product ideas that they have worked on throughout the semester using various marketing tools and techniques,” Kovarik said. “They focused on the marketing mix, promotions mix, market segmentation and targeting, as well as sustainability and international expansion.”

Student groups engaged in a friendly competition for best overall booth, best logo and best presentation.

Panda Pocket, a bamboo-based infant swaddle, was awarded Best Overall, PowerPop, a phone charging pop-socket, received Best Logo and Woof, a doggy door with facial recognition, received Best Presentation.


Dr. Angie Kovarik, assistant professor of business administration, (218) 755-4225,

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