Announcing the 2021 HSBPC Semi-Finalist Teams!

April 6, 2021

SU IEC announces the 12 Semi-Finalist Teams for the 2021 Harriet Stephenson Business Plan Competition. Each of these teams have submitted business plans that stood out, and we cannot wait to see what they will each bring to the Semi-Finals.

Following are the Semi-Finalist teams including their team leads and Seattle University student/alumni team members:

Arc Security

John Anderson, MS Software Engineering ’06 & MBA ‘12

Developing a mobile system that integrates safety-oriented and potentially life-saving features with streamlines processes for brokerages.


Davis, Stover, Vranizan PLLC

Christopher Davis, JD ’21

Frederick Vranizan, Jason Stover

A ground up reimagining of the law firm which will exploit changes and expected changes in the rules governing the practice of law to improve the client experience and access to legal services.



Lysie Taylor, LEMBA ’21

An affordable solution to the at-home office problem for both individuals and businesses.


Happy Hound Products

Camberly Gilmartin, LEMBA ’21

The Healthy Hound Toothbrush lets users control the application of toothpaste directly onto their pet’s gumline and teeth, allowing for more effective brushing – and greatly reducing the risk of developing periodontal disease.



Vishaal Diwan, MSBA ’22

A social impact company that fills the gap between event attendees and venues by providing a way for everyone (especially the mobility challenged) to discover, navigate, and create experiences in any venue.



Hayden Reynoso, BA Accounting ‘21

Joe Fedden

A virtual closet that can be used with friends, alone, or with retail companies to make outfits, and acts as a platform for advertising and selling clothes and finding clients for retail companies.


James and Son

Stephanie Jamieson, MBA ’20

James and Son helps small to large businesses improve their economic impact by intentionally purchasing goods and services from diverse business enterprises.



Alexander Kipp, MBA ’21

Charles Dimitriou

Formed with a mission to connect individual to their carbon footprint, empower them to offset it, and recommend changes to their lifestyle in order to reduce their environmental impact over time as we transition towards a greener society.


Smash LLC

Olivia Moore, Bridge MBA ’21

An environmentally conscious custom treatery that caters every type of event while also catering to those with restrictive diets. 


SpoonFed Training

Ryshun Sampson, BA Marketing ‘20

A rapidly growing physical training facility that provides individuals, businesses, and teams with the education, support, and training plans to live a holistic healthy lifestyle.



Kendal Swinski, LEMBA ‘21

Spirited curates delightful bar boxes that introduce craft spirits through the foundations of classic cocktails.


Syntek Medical

Tawny Fajardo, BS Nursing ’13 & BA Humanities ‘13

Provides accessible, multi-adaptable devices to improve the safety of patients while being transported to different areas of the healthcare facility.

The Business Plan Competition was started in 1998 by Dr. Harriet Stephenson, a Seattle University faculty member who began teaching in 1967. It is designed to help students and alumni in launching new business ventures, including for-profit businesses, not-for-profit businesses, corporate entrepreneurship, and social enterprise. Participants enhance their Seattle University learning experience, gain feedback on ideas, develop networks, and expose their ideas to potential investors. SU IEC launches the 23rd Annual HSBPC – teams led by students and alumni advance through three rounds of judging and feedback to see who will take home the $10,000 Grand Prize.