Entrepreneurship Cup

University of Virginia Entrepreneurship Cup

CONTACT

Chiara Canzi
Executive Coordinator
U.Va. Innovation
434-243-0890
chiara [at] virginia [dot] edu

 

Past Events

2013


Awards

  • First place: "Chitenges 4 Change," C4C promotes gender equity and environmental sustainability by designing and marketing affordable, reusable and hygienic sanitary pads to girls and women in Africa and beyond. (Social Entrepreneurship)
    Jennifer A. Castro (M.P.P  Batten ’15), K. Bailey Morton (M.P.P. Batten ’14), Christopher R. Palmer (M.P.P Batten ’15), Ilgiz Saubanov (M.P.P. Batten ’15), Alex Dimitriu (M.P.P. Batten ’14)
  • Second place: "Notivibe," a positive reminder system that enhances hand washing compliance among healthcare professionals (School of Engineering and Applied Science)
    Yiqi Cao, (Biomedical Engineering ’15), James P. Cooney (Mechanical Engineering ’14), Jennifer L. Naylor (Biomedical Engineering ’15), William C. Pilcher (Biomedical Engineering ’15), Madeline G. Wilson (Biomedical Engineering ’15), Rachel C. Fry (Biomedical Engineering ’15), Eva R. Tuszka (Biomedical Engineering ’15), Meghan J.  Bloom (Biomedical Engineering ’15), William B. Robinson (Biomedical Engineering ’15), Stephen G. Ramon (Biomedical Engineering ’15)
  • Honorable mentions:
  1. "LAMARCA," a fully crowdfunded, premium fashion destination that connects budding designers and their quality-obsessed newest fans. LAMARCA creates a campaign for the designer, customers back the products they like, and LAMARCA delivers them at wholesale prices (Darden School of Business)
    Sarah S. Sanchez (Darden ’14), Anika S. Brown (Darden ’14)
  2. "MiniCell Therapeutics," a  modular chassis used for drug delivery, environmental remediation, and vaccine development (Health System)
    Shaun R. Moshasha (MS Commence, ’14), Christopher L. Cai (Biomedical Engineering ’16), Jessica H. Yoo (Biology ’16), Bethany A. Bruno (Biology ’15), Christopher V. Langguth (Bioethics History ’14), Elizabeth A. Kelly (Biology ’15), Surbhi Gupta (Biology ’14), Elyse M. McMillen (Chemical Engineering ’16), Joshua D. Leehan (Biology ’15), Richard Lee (Mechanical Engineering ’16), Matthew W. Tucker (Chemical Engineering ’15), Jonathan H. Bethke (Human Biology ’14), Gregory L. Brown (Biomedical Engineering ’16)
     

Judges:

  • Adam Healey, Internet Entrepreneur, co-founder of hotelicopter and Borrowed&Blue
  • Debra McMahon, President & CEO, Scitent
  • Robert Patzig, Senior Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer, Third Security LLC

 

 

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2012


Awards

  • First place: “PhageFlag,” a rapid diagnostic test for bacterial diseases (Health System).
    Shaun R. Moshasha (Biochemistry, Physics ’13), Joseph J. Muldoon (Biology, Biochemistry ’13), Joshua H. Fass (Biomedical Engineering ’14), John Hubczak (Chemical Engineering ’13), Alexander J. Zorychta (Biomedical Engineering ’13), Syed M. Hassan (Computer Science ’13), Rachel Smith (Biomedical Engineering ’13)
  • Second place: “HD MicroSampling,” addressing blood-glucose measurement accuracy in the ICU (School of Engineering and Applied Science).
    Andrew E. Andreae (Biomedical Engineering ’13), Timothy J. Higgins (Biomedical Engineering ’13), Jessica L. Ungerleider (Biomedical Engineering ’13)
  • Honorable mentions:
    • Virginia Toastie,” a unique food truck catering to vegetarian tastes (College of Arts & Sciences).
      Evan H. Slotnick (Pre-Commerce ’16), J. Aaren Barge (Pre-Commerce, Computer Science ’16), Christopher L. Cai (Biomedical Engineering, Global Public Health ’16), Ben Harris (undecided ’16)
    • TestConnect,” a platform for instructors to provide personalized exam feedback (Social Entrepreneurship).
      David M. Hondula (Ph.D. Environmental Sciences), Rosemary L. Malfi (Ph.D. Environmental Sciences), Aaron L. Williams (Ph.D. Systems Engineering)
       

Judges

  • Ngozi Bell, Region III Advocate, U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy
  • Dana Goldsmith, E-commerce and Business Development Expert
  • Robert Patzig, Senior Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer, Third Security LLC
  • John Stacey, Managing Director, The Stacey Group LLC
     

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2011


Awards

  • First place: Memoria, McIntire School of Commerce (Tyler Durham, Celine Heckel-Jones, Virginia Robinson)
  • Second place: Powersole, Social Entrepreneurship (Joseph Linzon)
  • Honorable mentions:
    • Solar Still, School of Law (Justin Kanter, Nathan Phalen, Joshua Tully)
    • Bump It, Curry School of Education (Aubrey Mignone, Ryan Stevens, Emery Waddell, Hoyt Whelchel)
       

Judges

  • Lyons Brown, founder and CEO of Altamar Brands, a Darden graduate and a trustee of the Darden Foundation
  • Scott Horner, managing director at event sponsor Third Security
  • Reenst Lesemann, CEO of Columbia Power and a Darden graduate
     

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2010


Awards

  • First place: "CavCam" Innovative Retinal Imaging System, Health System (Dr. Paul Yates, Ken Tran)
  • Second place: Bars Dude, College of Arts & Sciences (Stephanie Deichman, Aaron Kur, Bill Igou, Eric Trouton, T.J. Wootton)
  • Honorable mentions: Pix by Post, Darden School of Business (Brianne Warner); The Treasure Hunt, Curry School of Education (Jack Aspinwall, Caroline Darby, Whit Hunter, Nitya Reddy)
     

Judges

  • Jack Biddle, co-founder and partner of Novak Biddle Venture Partners
  • Jeneanne Rae, co-founder and president of Peer Insight LLC
  • Charles Tuchinda, chief innovation officer for health care at Hearst Business Media
     

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2009


Awards

  • First place: Advanced Marine, School of Engineering and Applied Science (Adam Malcom, Scott Kasen)
  • Second place: Rheo Logic, Health System (Will Mauldin and team)
  • Third place: Cspot, McIntire School of Commerce (Ashley Eidson, Cesar Devers of Princeton University, William Kelly of Virginia Tech)
  • Honorable mentions: Moverang, Curry School of Education (Clinton D. Webb); KaioTeas.com, Darden School of Business (Georgi Yanchev);PetroHedge, School of Law (Brian Coppola, Clinton Dockery)
     

Judges

  • Kirby Farrell
  • Carolyn Frazier
  • Rick Kulow
  • Kevin Sidders
     

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