On Monday, February 24th, Enterprise Co-op (E Co-op) students had a second chance to pitch to a panel of judges for the chance to win $4,000 in funding for their startups. Seven winners from the winter 2014 cohort were previously announced, bringing the term's total to 12 award-winning E Co-op startups.
Each competing startup had 5 minutes to pitch and 3 minutes to answer questions from the judges. Afterwards, previous award-winners were able to showcase their progress through 3 minute presentations.
Read on to learn about the latest winners!
|Norman Esch Award||E-Launch Awards|
|Amad Khan, PHI-TEK||Ben Sinai, Curbit||Johnny Li, Eventure|
|Steven Lu, Pocketask||Cody Murdoch, Desk Jockey|
Norman Esch Enterprise Co-op Award
PHI-TEK aims to improve everyday life by creating products that offer seamless human-technology interaction. Amad and his team are currently developing a smart watch that through the use of projector technology, has both a designer aesthetic and superior functionality.
Curbit is a classified advertisement site that provides a convenient, one-stop shop for students to find everything from housing to pots and pans to textbooks. Since January 2014, 120 users have signed up and over 160 ads have been posted to the Curbit site.
Eventure helps event planners focus on creating the ultimate event experience. The platform handles ticket sales and customer relationship management, engagement, and retention, and is complete with an analytics engine that can generate reports.
With Pocketask, restaurants can secure a delivery driver in 10 minutes or less. Pocketask streamlines the food delivery process; restaurant owners can request a driver, and pre-screened drivers can accept the call. Steven and his team are currently piloting the service with 3 restaurants; 20 others have expressed interest in participating.
Desk Jockey aims to increase the use and efficiency of on-campus resources. Using a check in service, students can find available study space through the Desk Jockey website. Post-secondary institutions can then use the space usage data to better inform investment decisions for space planning.