BizBlock Business Investor Competition Winners Spring 2014

Posted: Monday, May 5th 2014 at 4:16 AM

Congratulations to the Spring 2014 BizBlock Investor Competition Winners. Presentations were given on April 30, 2014.

First place - Investor Presentation
Guardwear
Team Members: Luke Baxter, Galen Druyor, Joseph Farley, Martin Kubincanek, Harrison Laine, Aydee Palomino
Guardwear will market the Guardlet, a bracelet that will use Bluetooth technology and a smartphone to prevent and deter sexual assaults.  This product will contain both an audible alarm and a silent alarm which will connect the user to both a dispatch service and three contacts chosen by user.

First Place - Elevator Pitch
PeakShare
Team Members: Kevin Donley, Brandon Ingraham, Irving Martinez, Da'Marquis Sarpy-Lawson, Kendall VandenBerg
PeakShare will be a car sharing business that will rent vehicles to groups of two to eight students. Students who use the service will have access to a vehicle without the cost associated with vehicles such as maintenance, insurance, and a campus parking permit.

Special thanks to our Investor Panel for their time and involvement:

Kathy Thomas ('78 BSBA), Stowebridge Promotion Group, Inc.
Tony Picarello ('82), Factory Motor Parts
Colleen Ragland ('68/MAED '70)
Dave Franke, Franke & Company


Presentation Schedule

Full plan presentations were 10-15 minutes followed by a 30 minute Question & Answer session with the Investor judges. 

Groups Presenting 

SESSION 1: Elevator Pitches

PeakShare
Freazy Vending
Harvest Finder

SESSION 2: Full Plan

Guardwear

SESSION 3: Full Plan

U-Shoe


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