St. Thomas Helps Entrepreneur Looking to Save the Planet

As a creator, innovator and entrepreneur, Amy Helgeson ’22 is making a big impact. With the help of Schulze School of Entrepreneurship Associate Dean Laura Dunham, Helgeson is driving forward her entrepreneurial ideas. One such idea is an eco-friendly alternative to traditional plastic bags that is both biodegradable and water-soluble.

“I’m trying to prove to people, as an entrepreneur, I can do something that’s really going to benefit our community and that’s going to go beyond just me,” Helgeson said. “I don’t want to be the focus of attention – I want to have my work shine and to have other people positively impacted.”

Her environmentally friendly bags are a big idea that could help save the planet.

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