Daryl and Audrey Erdman Prize for Entrepreneurship

The 2014 Erman Prize winners were (from left to right) Zach Stottler for his photography business (Grand prize), Sara Nikolai, for her swim school business, Daryl and Audrey Erdman, and Alisa Schultz and Brett Condon for their team trivia business.

The 2014 Erman Prize winners were (from left to right) Zach Stottler for his photography business (Grand prize), Sara Nikolai, for her swim school business, Daryl and Audrey Erdman, and Alisa Schultz and Brett Condon for their team trivia business.

Daryl Erdman, author of Scar Tissue Lessons from the World of Entrepreneurship," is nationally recognized for his leadership and service in the entrepreneurial field. Erdman is founder, chairman, and CEO of Strategic Growth Resources Inc., senior director of AAVIN Venture Capital, a venture capital firm headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and past director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas and the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at the University of Iowa. He also serves as an adviser to many start-up companies, some of which are owned and operated by former students.

The Daryl and Audrey Erdman Prize honors Luther students who create, develop, and manage a successful entrepreneurial enterprise. The competition is open to all full-time Luther students regardless of major.

This year, the grand prize will be a $5000 scholarship and there will be two runner-up scholarships granted for $2500 each. See the application below for more information.