Business Plan and Pitch Competition Award Ceremony Dec. 9

December 07, 2021
Submitted By: Milena Erwin

The Fall 2021 entrepreneurial events attracted significant interest across campus. 34 students from 5 colleges participated in the business pitch competition, held on Nov. 11, and the business plan competitions on Dec. 2, 2021.

Congratulations to all participants! The winners are:

Business pitch: Noah Rivera (1st place), Iyanuoluwa Fwa (2nd place), Dani Wergiles, Gary Morgan and Robert Massotti (3rd place – tie)

Business plan (undergraduate): Alex Serata (1st place), Scott Stephenson (2nd place) and Rachel Van Olmen (3rd place)

Business plan (graduate): Robert Massotti (1st place), Emma Randolph (2nd place) and Ginna Acosta (3rd place)

Judges included Barney faculty, as well as Barney and University alumni:

Celia Lofink, Samuel McGee, Irina Naoumova, Aydin Oksoy, Celia Lofink, Marilyn Risi, Fred Wergeles and Milena Erwin – Barney

Samuel Broomer, W.R. Berkley Corp.

Kim Goodwin, Goodwin Solutions LLC

Frank Finelli, Squared Ventures and Doughwich LLC

Alumni and former competition winners – Allison Long and Jimmy Slayton

Barbara Szpakowska, Collins Aerospace

Chris Sayer, Brewery Legitimus

David Miller, Hunt Companies

Nicholas Fucci, Phase Zero Design

Jennifer Doctor, Johnson Controls

Barry Doctor

An award ceremony for the fall competitions will be held at the 1877 Club on Thursday, Dec. 9, from 5 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.