This fall term, Enterprise Co-op students submitted five-minute video pitches for prizes of $5,000 at the Ignition Week pitch competition. Each student's video pitch was evaluated by a panel of judges. Meet the fall 2022 pitch winners!
Overbeeke Family Entrepreneurship Excellence Award
The Overbeeke Family Award is awarded based on the development of an outstanding presentation, business model and plan review, clarity of business description and preparedness to lead a venture or social enterprise.
Dhvani Patel, RelayMD
RelayMD is an online specialist directory with up-to-date wait times, procedures, subspecialty info, referral forms and more. With this information, primary care providers can navigate long wait times, avoid declined referrals and get patients the care they need, faster. We want to streamline the referral process, reduce physician workload, increase transparency and improve patient access to care.
Dhvani is also one of the recipients of the Norman Esch Enterprise Co-op Awards this term.
The E-Launch Awards are presented to the winners of the pitch competition among students in the E Co-op program, with a panel of experienced judges awarding $5,000 each.
Georgia Berg, Hotfemoid
Hotfemoid is a brand that produces creative writing and video games. New content is published weekly.
Jason Tedjosoesilo, BBagi
BBagi is a web-based app for customers to order and pay in restaurants.
Vincent Cho, Shootfree
Recreation & Sports Business
ShootFree is an auto-rotating device that mounts to a phone, providing a
solution for amateur athletes to capture footage of their game.
Wenbo (Doris) Yi, CatNotIncludedStudio
CatNotIncluded Studio is providing high-end art supplies at the quantity you need and a budget-friendly price.
Norman Esch Enterprise Co-op Awards
The Norman Esch Enterprise Co-op Awards are available to E Co-op students in Engineering. In addition to Dhvani, there are two other students who have received $5,000 each towards their venture.
Madhur Kumar Sharma, Syndr
Syndr is building an institutional-grade options & futures exchange powered by zk-proofs.
Rock Laniyi, Vame Inc.
Systems Design Engineering
Vame is a creative innovation brand currently using fashion as a medium to engage the next generation. They create high-end, sustainable fashion pieces with real-world utility, providing customers with a unique user experience and growing a community/culture of innovation in essential youth spaces.
Norman Esch Engineering E Co-op Team Award
The Norman Esch Enterprise Co-op Team Awards provides a funding opportunity for student teams in the E Co-op Program. Each eligible team member will receive $2,500 at the start of the work term.
Shuangrun (Orianna) Min & Danniel Hu, Elpis
Elpis is an innovative biotechnology venture aiming to improve the living quality for people living with spinal cord injury (SCI). The main problem they are focusing on is the sharp decline in physical activity participation during the post-rehab period for people living with SCI. Their product, PHANES, is a passive lower-limb exoskeleton for rehabilitation and mobility that is affordable and convenient.
Congratulations to all fall 2022 Enterprise Co-op pitch winners!