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November 15, 2010

Student’s product gets international attention

young man cutting material with scissorsBrian MacMillin ’11 is competing in the international finals of the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards contest in Kansas City on Nov. 17.

MacMillin, president and owner of Outdoor Equipment Supplier LLC, designs and manufactures ultra-lightweight, durable camping tarps for backpackers who don’t want to carry a full tent with them but need protection from rain, wind, and snow. A lifelong outdoor recreation enthusiast and Eagle Scout, he realized there was a niche market of people who would be more than happy to spend a little money to cut down on the weight that they had to carry on their backs.

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