ScoutPro wins Farm Bureau entrepreneur challenge

Three Iowa entrepreneurs land­­ed the top prize last week in the American Farm Bureau’s inaugural Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge.

ScoutPro Inc. of Urbandale defeated three other finalists in the Shark Tank-style competition at the AFBF annual meeting in San Diego, earning a total of $30,000 in start-up funds. The other three finalists each received $15,000.

"It was a great competition, a great opportunity," said Michael Koenig, who founded ScoutPro with former Iowa State University classmates Holden Nyhus and Stuart McCulloh in 2011. "There...

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