Jonaie Johnson Wins Student Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Honors College student Jonaie Johnson won the Student Entrepreneur of the Year Award and was recognized at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management’s 35th Annual Entrepreneur of the Year awards event in November 2020.

Jonaie is a Dean’s List business student and athlete at UMKC majoring in entrepreneurship. She started her company, Interplay, when she was accepted into the E-Scholars program. Interplay is developing an interactive, automated dog crate. Last year, Jonaie was a starter on the UMKC Roos Western Athletic Conference champion women’s basketball team.