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2019 MBPC Semi-Finalist Teams Announced

2019 MBPC Semi-Finalist Teams Announced

The six semi-finalist teams have been selected to advance to the next round in the Mayo Business Plan Competition. On March 6, the semi-finalists will deliver a presentation before a panel of judges, and three teams will advance to the finals on April 3. The finals are open to the public on April 3, 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.


  • Giovanna Costa, sophomore, civil engineering
  • Anthony Prisco, senior, finance
  • Peter Stahl, junior, mechanical engineering
  • Jordan Sinoway, sophomore, computer engineering

AeroLife is a team of engineering-minded individuals, each equipped with the specialized knowledge integral to making AeroLife a reality. A passion for technology, aviation, and medicine drives our team to develop a business that will not only be financially successful, but save lives and improve society in the process.


  • Brooke Schwartzman, senior, international studies
  • Sophie Crossley, senior, communication studies

Buddy is a harm reduction app targeting new marijuana consumers. The app is looking to neutrally provide information without promoting marijuana use.

Code the Future

  • Pulkit Gupta, senior, accounting
  • Sarah Sleiman, senior, management

Code the Future is on the mission of increasing the number of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) graduates by running fun coding programs for students in grades 2 through 8. Some of these programs include robotics building and programming, programming self-driving cars, and even coding your own song! Learn more at


  • Justin Brach, senior, finance
  • Kate Galgano, senior, finance
  • Matthew Liebers, senior, finance

With a goal of connecting students with off-campus communities, LastChekk is a platform that helps students secure off-campus housing when their respective institution does not have enough space to accommodate them.

Sixth Sense

  • Sai Batchu, senior, biology
  • Justin Fernandez, senior, finance

SixthSense Technologies has developed a lightweight headgear that uses ultrasonic technology to warn users of dangers outside their scope of vision through haptic feedback.

Symbiotic Games

  • Ben Schulman, senior, finance
  • Thomas Holland, junior, computer science
  • Harrison Kelly, senior, interdisciplinary business

Symbiotic Games is an entertainment company that creates, develops, and publishes party games in a digital and tabletop format to be enjoyed with friends, family, and new acquaintances.