Student entrepreneurs advance to the final round in the Colleges’ popular Pitch competition.
From digital media marketing to the beauty industry, productivity software to sustainable sportswear, this year’s finalists in the 2021-22 Todd Feldman ’89 and Family Pitch Contest are proposing sophisticated startup ideas to address social challenges and seize opportunities for innovation.
From a group of eight semi-finalists, four teams have been selected to pitch their ideas to an HWS audience and panel of alum judges. One winner will be selected for the $10,000 prize to develop their project into a full-fledged enterprise.
The 2021-22 Pitch event will be livestreamed on March 3, 2022 at 7 p.m. here.
This year’s judges include: James Atwater P’19, P’21, managing director in Investor Relations; Jim Cecere ’91, founder and owner, FLX Goods & Vinifera; Andreanna Doering ’84, financial services consultant; and Matthew K. Enstice ’95, President & CEO of the BNMC.
Utime (Sreyan Kanungo ’23, Reece Wilson ’24 and John Maloney ’24)
Utime is an intelligent and improved calendar service for college students that simplifies scheduling to boost academic performance, physical health and mental well-being.
FibrWorks (William Kline ’23, Brendon Bennett ’23 and Moritz Marchart ’22)
For sporting goods manufacturers seeking a marketable product to replace environmentally unfriendly carbon-fiber, FibrWorks supplies a hemp composite that closes the gap between performance, price and ESG goals.
Brandit (Katherine Ruggles ’22)
The Brandit product allows startups to create their own brand guide online, rather than relying on an expensive outside marketing agency. The software offers tools for creating a strong brand identity and expressing values and promises.
Beaute’ Skin Care (Niima Sellah ’23 and Malak Fadlou-Allah ’24)
Beaute’ Skin Care is a skin care regimen designed to break unrealistic standards and encourage people to accept and maintain a healthy relationship with their skin. Products are BPA-free with minimal, renewable and biodegradable packaging to help minimize waste.