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Congratulations Big iDeas Business Plan Winners!

On Friday, February 12, The Office of Engaged Learning held its annual Big iDeas Business Plan Competition where twelve undergraduate entrepreneurship teams pitched their business plan in four minutes to a panel of business experts. Seven entrepreneurs were awarded funding up to $7,000. Please help us in congratulating the winners:

Ryder Mc Neal ’24, PREVO

Jude Lugo ’24, LectureLogger

Mason Morland ’24, SteadiSpoon

Anish Senthikumar ’25 and Vedang Uniyal ’24, The Active Mind Initiative

Joshua Baier, ’24, Timio News

Mason Dierkes ’27, Seed Innovate

Benjamin Omoregbe ’24, Internsurf

Special thanks to our judges Ayodele Aigbe (CEO of Hangio), Andrew Denton (Founder of Glia Health and Prosper AI), and Michael Kelly (Co-Founder of Resolute Future).

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Save the Date!

Save the date for the 2023 Fall Symposium held Wednesday, November 1 from 4-7pm in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center. Each fall, students in select research and service programs are invited to give oral presentations in a miniature professional conference. The programs include: Engaged Learning Fellows, Summer Research Fellows, Cooper McElvaney Peace and Justice Fellows, Maguire Public Service Fellows, Mayer Fellows, McNair Scholars, Richter Fellows, and Tower Fellows.

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Congratulations to the 2023 Big iDeas Pitch Contest winners!

The 2023 Big iDeas Pitch Competition was held Friday, September 29 where undergraduate students pitched their business ideas in 90 seconds to a panel of judges. Congratulations to the following winners:

A’Style Productions
Atrion Sorrells ‘24, majoring in Film & Media Arts with a minor in Business

Rohit Patnala ‘23, majoring in Computer Science

Speed Gregory ‘23, majoring in Finance

Jude Lugo ‘25, majoring in Management with a minor in Education Studies

Mantra and Co.
Nrithi Subramanian ‘25, majoring in Public Policy

Yaw Boateng ‘23, double majoring in Applied Physics & Sports Management and Computer Science

PREVO Streaming
Ryder McNeal ‘24, majoring in Film & Media Arts

Eric Vu ‘25, majoring in Computer Science with a concentration in Artificial Intelligence

Reflectly AI Inc.
Trevor Gicheru ‘25, majoring in Computer Science with a concentration in Artificial Intelligence
Bernadette Cruz ‘27, majoring in Advertising

Nick Ludwig ‘24, majoring in Finance with a concentration in Entrepreneurship

Sallie’s Halo
Kennedy Honors ‘25, double majoring in Philosophy and Political Science with a minor in Economics

The Next Chapter
Tiffany Jones ‘23, double majoring in Sociology and Human Rights with a concentration in Gender