2018 Mayo Business Plan Competition Semi-Finalists Announced
The six semi-finalist teams have been selected to advance to the next round in the Mayo Business Plan Competition. On March 7, the semi-finalists will deliver a presentation before a select panel of judges, and only three teams will advance to the finals on April 4.
The finals are open to the public on April 4, 5:00 p.m., in the Mayo Concert Hall. A top prize of $30,000 will be awarded to the winning team with prizes of $20,000 and $10,000 for second and third place teams.
Stephen Boncimino, senior, accounting; Lawrence Maloney, senior, accounting
At Genesis, we are striving to redefine the “salon” as we know it and create an environment where everyone and anyone can enjoy beautification and grooming. Through strategic partnerships with local businesses we hope to nurture a community of mutual success and innovation. We hope to be the catalyst that allows our partners to move beyond business, and find newfound growth as part of the Genesis family.
Lydia Christiano, junior, marketing; Tyler Conde, senior, mechanical engineering; Courtney Dietrich, sophomore, economics; Klaudia Gil, junior, marketing
Our team at HydroBand recognized the need to ensure every individual can track their hydration levels with simplicity and elegance to improve overall health, lifestyle, and well-being. HydroBand is an adjustable band that encircles an individual’s water bottle to track the change in weight to determine water intake.
Jacob Boyle, junior. mechanical engineering; Ryan Chiu, junior, accounting
MARCo Technologies’ mission is to assist individuals suffering from mental illness by introducing a caring and compassionate robotic companion. Our current MARCo prototype aims to address the imbalance between mental health professionals and patients while also providing innovative mental health treatment and therapy through MARCO’s built-in features. These features include facial recognition technology, conversational abilities, a touch screen, heartbeat sensor, and LED responsive eyes.
- Our Tsunami
Neil Desai, junior, finance; Erika Hausheer, junior, finance; Sung Min Kwon, senior, marketing; Dennis Tuohy, junior, political science/economics
We are striving to make a wave of a change in the Ocean Rescue community through improving rescue response times. Unlike police and fire, which are also both city-funded lifesaving forces, lifeguards lack a standard quality uniform. Our Tsunami aims to overcome this issue and deliver sustainable, durable, and affordable board-shorts that withstand rough ocean conditions.
- Sneaker Creatures
Benjamin Cutler, freshman, economics; Jonathan Lugo, freshman, management
Sneaker Creatures engage in the buying and selling of sneakers and other athletic apparel. Our goal is to provide a simple marketplace for people to find high quality and affordable merchandise. If you are looking for fashionable sportswear our website Sneaker Creature.com will be the place to go.
Oommen Alexander, junior; Gregory Vaks, senior
Sparrow is a mobile and web application that generates itineraries matching user preferences such as budget, location, and type of outing with local venues. Users can reserve a movie, dinner, and game of bowling all within one single application. With one click you can book it, save it, or share it with friends and family to get their input. You also have the ability to customize those recommendations by replacing one activity with a more appealing one.