Engineering team to pitch for $1 million at United Nations

Thursday, September 12, 2019

A team of recent Waterloo Engineering alumni is in the running for $1 million at the United Nations with a brand new startup it pivoted to in an English castle business accelerator last month.   

Mitchell Catoen, Devon Copeland, David Ferris, and Rareș Topor-Gosman, all 2019 mechatronics engineering graduates, are up against five other Team Phonic celebrates its win at the Hult Prize business accelerator located  in Englandteams, whittled down from over 100,000, in the fourth and final leg of the 2019 Hult Prize challenge, the world’s largest student social entrepreneurship competition.

Team Phonic celebrates advancing to the Hult Prize finals in New York this Saturday. From left: Mitchell Catoen, Rareș Topor-Gosman, David Ferris and Devon Copeland.

On September 14, they’ll pitch their company Phonic, a market research solution that will provide employment to youth, to an elite team of judges. The $1 million cheque presentation will be made by former U.S. President Bill Clinton.

The Hult Prize final competition at the United Nations will be livestreamed beginning at 2:30 p.m. EST Saturday, September 14.

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