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Today, 20 student venture teams will compete to win their share of $130,000 in prizes at the fall 2018 Velocity Fund Finals. Did you know that many of the teams competing have founders who have completed programs or taken courses at the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business? Keep reading to learn more about these students.
Competing for the $25K Prize
- CataLight co-founders Ashley Keefner, Kevin Dang, and Vishal Vinod are Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) grads from the class of 2018;
- Membio founder Shane Kilpatrick is also an MBET grad from the class of 2018;
- Intelline founder Kyle Faller is an Enterprise Co-op student;
- RentHero founders Kangze Huang and Jimmy Guo are both BET 300 and Enterprise Co-op students;
- Pulse Industrial co-founder Shahriar Kabir is a BET 100 and 300 student;
Competing for the $5K Prize
- Material Futures Lab co-founder Mark Whyte is a BET 100, 300, 320, 400, and 420 student;
- Oleotech Gene Shim is a BET 320 student;
- FEM in STEM founder Mylene Tu is an Entrepreneurship Option in Engineering student.
Everyone at the Conrad School is excited and proud to see so many connections among the teams at today’s competition. If you can’t make it out in person, you can watch the live stream.
Wow! Eight out the nine winning teams have Conrad School connections. On behalf of the Conrad School Faculty and Staff - congratulations to everyone!
$25k prize winners
- Pulse Industrial
- Intelline won the $10k hardware prize
$5k prize winners
- FEM in STEM
- Materials Futures Lab