Keona Marie Gomes '25 Awarded First-Place in Connecticut Elevator Pitch Olympics

May 10, 2022
Submitted By: Mary Ingarra
Keona Marie Gomes ‘25, a criminal justice major in the College of Arts and Sciences, was recently awarded first place in both the Connecticut Elevator Pitch Olympics and UHart’s Business Pitch Competition that is sponsored annually by the Barney School of Business. Her pitch for the Med-Buddy, a touch-screen daily pill dispenser and alert system, won the statewide $2,500 prize, and a $800 award from the UHart competition. The winner of the Connecticut competition is also provided with access to legal counsel and an engineering team to help the idea become a reality.

Barney’s Business Pitch Competition gives students from across the campus a chance to pitch their business ideas, no matter what majors they are in. Students are asked to deliver a one-minute pitch of their innovative business idea and receive valuable feedback from the judges. Read more.