Seven Ventures Awarded $$ and Honorable Mentions in First Round Pitch

Nineteen ventures competed to win a semi-finalist spot in the Final Pitch Competition during the First Round Pitch competition, held Saturday February 23rd.  However, this cohort was so strong the judges decided they had to recognize and support several ventures that were not selected for the Final Pitch Competition. In addition to the funding, all but one (who is an alumni) of these ventures have the ability to gain add support through various on-campus resources.

These ventures will fall under the Center for Innovation and Impact direction and guidance. Bara Watts has pledged to work with each of these First Round Winners to help them access the on-campus resources and to work towards success.

These ventures and team members include:

Venture Participants Awards
Animo Maxx McGee ’20 $1,000
Brennen Ryan ’20
Aster Jackson Guan $1,000
Tian Yoon Teh
Zheyu Jiang
Backyard Bread Sam Coates-Finke ’17 $1,000
Drumpling Ruiqi Liu ’21 $500
Ceiveon Munoz ’20
Hotspot Christopher Chen  ’22 $1,000
Jinhan Wu ’22
Internship Synergy Jillian Doane ’21 $1,000
Daniel Mukasa ’19
Olympus Charles Williams $1,000

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