Business Plan and Pitch Competition Award Ceremony Dec. 9
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
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.