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Rio Rancho entrepreneur nabs cash prize in pitch contest

Leslie Lamb poses for a portrait at the Esther Bone Memorial Library in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Friday, June 3, 2022. Lamb is competing to be one of two entrepreneurs to be offered $10,000 through GetSetUp. She is growing Grace Place Creative, a digital design firm that specializes in providing products and services for home-based businesses. (Chancey Bush/Albuquerque Journal)

A Rio Rancho woman took home one of the top prizes in an international start-up competition for entrepreneurs 55 years old and older.

Leslie Lamb won a $2,500 cash prize to help fund her start-up, Grace Place Creative, at the GetSetUp Demo Days competition held June 14 to 16, according to a spokeswoman for the organization.

Lamb is one of five winners to take home a $2,500 prize out of 17 competitors, and plans to use that money to upgrade her computer, the spokeswoman said.

Her company focuses on administering a six-week course to individuals or companies interested in growing their brands through using marketing materials created on Canva, an online design website, according to Lamb.

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