A recent University of Utah graduate and co-founder of Uptown Cheapskate (uptowncheapskate.com), Chelsea Sloan, was awarded first place in the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards Nov. 19 in New York City. Sloan, 27, was selected from nearly 2,000 student applicants from around the world. Sloan is the competition’s first female winner since the awards began in 1998 and will receive $150,000 in cash and in-kind business services from the Entrepreneurs’ Organization to help build her business.
Uptown Cheapskate is a retail clothing franchise that buys, sells and trades new and gently-used designer and fashion-forward merchandise for men and women (primarily between the ages of 16 to 35). Uptown Cheapskate stores’ inventory typically includes shoes, handbags, jewelry, clothing (including designer and high-end jeans) and hats.