The Harriet Stephenson Business Plan Competition Announces who takes home the Grand Prize!

May 8, 2019

We would like to send a HUGE thank you to all of you who made the Harriet Stepehenson Business Plan Competition Finals & Awards a success! And with that said, we are more than excited to announce the winners. 

 

GRAND PRIZE WINNER

Sponsored by the Herbert B. Jones Foundation ($10,000)

Hatch

Bettina Paek (LEMBA)

 

2ND PLACE

Sponsored by John Meisenbach ($5,000)

Teak & Timber

Daniel McConnell (PMBA), Darby Stearns (PMBA)

 

3RD PLACE

Sponsored by Elaine & Elgin Baylor, and Friends of the IEC ($3,000)

Start Date

Jessica Bishop (LEMBA '18), Taysser Gherfal, Ali Anderson

 

4TH PLACE

Sponsored by Kathleen Miller and Friends of the IEC ($2,000)

Cash Butte Distillery

Julia Bringolf (PMBA), Arielle Newcomb (PMBA), Eric Lein (PMBA)

 

 

JOHN CASTLE AWARD

Sponsored by Jeff Widmyer and Friends of John Castle, in his memory ($2,200)

Lyfe Tech

William Luckett (UG, Business), Alexis Figueroa-Guttierez

 

 

SWILO SOCIAL INNOVATION AWARD

Sponsored by Gregory Romein ’14, in honor of the 2012 Swilo Team ($1,000)

Garden Grounds

Audrey Nevue (UG, Finance & Marketing), Kyla Cantillo (UG, Marketing), Matt Heffel (UG, Finance & Marketing), Alejandro Ramirez (UG, Business), Jake Zeigler (UG, Business, Caleb Dickinson-Cove (UG, Business), John Gavin (UG, Accounting & Business Analytics), Andrew Freemuth (UG, Graphic Design)

 

 

PITCH JUDGES AWARD

Sponsored by Kurt Wedgwood & IBM ($500)

Erudition Construction

Denise Burnside (LEMBA), Brian Burnside

 

 

TRADESHOW JUDGES AWARD

Sponsored by Friends of the IEC ($250)

2nd Degree Snacks

Teresa Slosson (LEMBA), Kristy Foster, Ally Nisbet, Randy Henson

 

 

AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD

Sponsored by Friends of the IEC ($250)

Neural Synergy

Duron Jones (BA, Business '14), Nina Cook (Neuroscience '17)

 

 

Caleb Carr, BPC18 Grand Prize Winner and Founder & CEO of Vita Inclinata, sent us a video expressing how the BPC has helped him and his team succeed. See it here!