ATTN: Entrepreneurs @ UMass and Alumni!
The following teams have been selected to compete for $1,500 at UMass EI's Executive Summary Competition on APRIL 30th at 5:30PM in Isenberg rm. 127.
All are welcome to join for this exciting event - details on the semi-finalist companies below:
| OLO ORGANICS |
Olo Organics offer a vast line of various food bars consisting of all Organic and RAW ingredients. These bars are perfect for you if you’re on the go, need a quick healthy breakfast, or simply just want something tasty to eat.
| MOUNTAIN REWARDS |
Mountain Rewards is a free online based membership, accompanied by a physical pass card, that rewards skiers and snowboarders with discounts the more they ride. The concept hopes to model frequent flyer miles that many airlines use (frequent rider points) in that the more you ski, the more you get. The company has purchased its online domain and launched its website, and began its initial marketing campaign. initial testing of the product will be with the college aged market but the company plans to extend into family ski vacations, company trips, etc.
| RECHARGE |
ReCharge brings charging stations to high volume areas, such as college campuses, offering the public the ability to charge cell phones, laptops, tablets, and other mobile devices while on the go. This idea came in 2nd place during the Elevator Pitch Competition and has been evolving ever since with the feedback received from the judges.
| UBselling.com |
UBselling is an online marketplace that recently launched at Smith College and allows college students, faculty, and staff to post products and services they would like to buy or sell within their school community. Since launching two months ago, the Company has already seen over $350 in transactions.
| UNIVERSITY TEES |
University Tees is a screen-printing company specializing in making custom and university-related T-shirts for the UMass community. The Company has already tripled the initial investment in revenue primarily by selling quality custom T-shirts to intramural sports teams and selling UMass-related shirts to individual students. Currently, University Tees is working on expanding to other universities and acquiring improved equipment.
| KEEP YOUR BALANCE |
Keep Your Balance is a premium women’s wellness studio that integrates fitness, nutrition, and life coaching into one holistic experience— no gym buddy left behind! The studios trades scary machinery and sweaty men for a luxury lounge and juice bar, beauty services, nutritionists, and custom tailored training and life coaching. This studio is a place for women to gather a strong network of support, learn proper technique, and most importantly, have fun! CEO Allie has lost over 35 pounds using this approach to health.
| EDU ELECTRONICS |
EduElectronics provides an online market platform for digital textbooks that enables the customer to buy either an entire book or selected sections in a digital format for viewing on an ebook. The business plan for this idea was ranked fifth place of the German Founder’s Prize in the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg (http://www.dgp-schueler.de/toplevel/).
| THE MUSIC CLIQUE |
The Music Clique is a social network that simplifies the important communications between musicians, music venues, and artist managers. The network allows members to access thousands of music venue contacts throughout the world that are updated on a daily basis. The company’s team has gathered contact information for over 10,000 venues and touring tips to aid the members of the Music Clique. The founder, Ian Wudyka, has two years of artist management experience and has toured the United States three times.
| NOSQUITO GEAR |
Nosquito Gear is lightweight, breathable, summer clothing designed to protect the outdoor enthusiast from mosquitoes and the diseases they transmit. Nosquito Gear clothing is in the development phase.
| ASQUIRTA INC. |
Asquirta Inc is a liquid drink enhancer that can be used to add a flavor to any inexpensive beer. Asquirta Inc has gained interest in small surveys and word of mouth promotion. Asquirta will be implemented in bars to be used with draft or bottled beers.
See you the 30th!
10 hopeful ventures.
$3,200 on the line.
2:30PM - Business Plan Competition Starts
4:30PM - Expo / Winner Announced / Networking
Refreshments will be served throughout.
Jeff Glass - Former Operating Partner Bain Capital & CEO, Skyhook Wireless
Tim Rowe - Founder & CEO, Cambridge Innovation Center
Charles Sanford - Managing Director, Babson Capital Management
Parker Holcomb - Founder, All College & eHighlighter
Lisa Bowman - VP, Blackrock
These competitors will COMPETE to join the ranks of the GREATEST entrepreneurs to have come out of Amherst College and the Pioneer Valley.
MORE DETAILS: https://www.facebook.com/events/356856697748199/?ref=22
THURSDAY April 4th, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM
ANTONIO'S pizza and refreshments will be served.
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The founder of this group views VIOLENCE AS A DISEASE. The Interrupters help stop it from spreading.
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