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Posted by DAN MILLER, Of The Patriot-News April 29, 2008 13:38PM

Categories: Breaking News

Cruzstar, a Web-based startup company that allows customers to order meals online from local restaurants and caterers, today was named winner of the 2008 Murata Great Business Challenge.

Cruzstar owner and founder Adrian Fang will receive a prize package worth more than $20,000 from the Harrisburg Regional Chamber and Capital Region Economic Development Corp. The package includes six months of free rent in the Murata Business Center in Carlisle, a regional small business incubator that is owned by CREDC.

The Murata award was part of CREDC’s 2008 Start Me Up Business Plan competition. The competition, held every other year since 2006, also recognizes the best business plans submitted by teams of students who attend colleges and universities in the midstate.

CREDC Fab 5, the third part of Start Me Up, recognizes five of the region’s most promising companies that have been in business for two to five years and that are headquartered in Cumberland, Dauphin or Perry counties.

Among the other winners, Clipse Ethnic Style Beauty Salon from Millersville University received first place in the undergraduate college competition. The salon is a full-service salon that caters to multi-cultural women throughout Lancaster County.

Second place went to Springboard Language Academy, a team of students from Dickinson College. Springboard aims to provide conveniently scheduled language classes and a cultural outlet to students living in the midstate.

BioCells2Cure, a team from Penn State Harrisburg, won first place in the graduate competition. The company specializes in breast cancer research and will offer services to the pharmaceutical and biotech industry to assist in drug selection and clinical trial design.

CREDC Fab 5 honors went to the following companies:
AutumnWave, a consumer electronics and personal technology company located in Murata Business Center.
BitLeap, a provider of high-tech off-site data backup services. BitLeap is also located in Murata.
JEM Group, a woman-owned construction firm based in downtown Harrisburg.
VQC Designs, an Internet business services company in Harrisburg and,
Webpage FX, a Web business services company. Webpage FX is also located in Murata Business Center.


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