Fall 2018 marks the third year that a local competition has been held on the University of Rochester River Campus. Thanks to the support of the Ain Center for Entrepreneurship, the College Dean’s Office, the Greene Career Center, Barbara J. Burger iZone, and OMSA, the on campus competition was a success.
Throughout the semester, preparatory workshops were held on the topics of team formation, ideation, presentation tips, rounded out by a final pitch clinic before the competition. Teams worked for weeks as the day approached, giving their all trying to get closer to the million dollar grand prize.
On November 3rd, fifteen teams (grad and undergrad students) participated in the on-campus competition at Simon Business School. That day, they presented a wide range of ideas, from providing jobs for ex-convicts to combating child sex slavery. A panel of six judges from around Rochester were faced with a tough decision, but they selected the winner for the UR competition and decided who would continue on to Hult’s regional round. In the end they chose BestBeing, a team that aims to provide “a one-stop-shop for all things wellbeing.”