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Business Plan Winners Present Timely Innovations

The winners of the 11th Annual University of Hartford Business Plan Competition were presented their awards at the ceremony at the 1877 Club on December 11, 2013.  The pool of monetary awards was $1,500. Thirty eight creative ideas were presented to the panel of judges made up of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, practicing consultants and university professors. At the award ceremony judges shared their comments with young entrepreneurs inspiring them by examples of their own careers. Among the winning plans were apps for mobile devices, new break through genome testing technology, recruiting company for multinational companies in Saudi Arabia, 3D printing company for architects, and a business plan for an already existing retail business.

Graduate Student Competition Winners  (There was a 3-way tie for second place.)

Mohan Kocherla
First Place winner
Mohan Kocherla with
Dean Roth
Nicholas Frogameni
Second Place winner Nicholas Frogameni with Dean Roth
justin Kohlhepp
Second Place winner Justin Kohlhepp giving his presentation
Maiss Al-Methhen
Second Place winner Maiss Al-Methhen with Dean Roth

Undergraduate Student Competition Winners

Frank Finelli
First Place winner
Frank Finelli with
Dean Roth
Justin Calabrese
Third Place winner
Justin Calabrese with
Dean Roth
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