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2021 MBPC Semi-Finalists Announced

2021 MBPC 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 3, the semi-finalists will deliver a presentation before a panel of judges, and the finals will be held virtually on March 31, 2021 at 5:00 pm. The finals are open to the TCNJ campus community and public. If you are interested in attending the virtual finals, contact Stephanie Horner at horners@tcnj.edu. The 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.

 

Team Zero

Joaquin Garcia – Senior – Marketing major

Jay Lim – Senior – Chemistry major

Thomas Fitzgerald – Senior – Finance major

Axel Delakowski – Senior – Biomedical Engineering major

Team Zero’s mission is to offer the first renewable, naturally-biodegradable, and home-compostable alternative to single use cups, through use of chitin from seafood waste. Harvested chitin is then modified into chitosan to form a durable bioplastic material. The company will begin with small-scale manufacturing paired with an aggressive social media campaign to generate interest in young college students and progressive distributors. As demand increases, we will scale up production using industry-proven techniques as well as increase our list of distributors.

 

Inspirin

Rishi Shah – Freshman – Biology major

Aryan Chintis – Freshman – Economics major

Saahil Patel – Freshman – Biology major

Inspirin is a company that aims to find a solution to the lack of telemedicine access in certain areas and amongst specific populations. While it is well-known that telehealth is convenient and highly useful, many people cannot afford the technology to use telemedicine. Another issue is the lack of access to internet and broadband that is necessary for telehealth appointments. Without the right tools to utilize it, telehealth is rendered useless. There are four groups specifically that disproportionately suffer the burden of a lack of access to internet and technology: rural communities, people of low income, elderly individuals, and racial minorities. In a time like now, in the midst of a global pandemic caused by COVID-19, it is more important than ever that these vulnerable populations have the tools to obtain access to safe, effective healthcare.

 

FUNDamentals

Avina Sharma – Sophomore – Secondary Ed major

Matthew Seitz – Sophomore – Accounting major

Julia Landi – Sophomore – English major

The purpose of FUNDamentals is to help inspire and empower college students, especially those from underserved communities, to take ownership of their financial literacy and to better prepare them for the future. We will operate as a nonprofit organization. Our mission is to share our passion for financial literacy and inspire people to take charge of their finances. Our goal is to grow into a nation-wide movement making financial literacy fun and uncomplicated. We also want to provide those in low-income schools with the resources to gain a better education in this area as our focus is to give back to the community and to those who are less fortunate than us.

 

Midnight Munchies

Christopher Camacho – Senior – Finance major

Dominic Morency – Senior – Finance major

Midnight Munchies is a mobile food concession trailer that plans to serve The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) community in Ewing Township, NJ.The idea for Midnight Munchies was derived directly from these two TCNJ Lion’s experiences with the late-night dining options on campus. The current late-night food options lack quality, affordability, and diversity of food type.

 

Let’s Diversifi

Shrey Shah – Sophomore – Biology major

Rohan Singh – Sophomore – Biology major

Afash Haleem – Sophomore – Biology major

Waez Umer – Sophomore – Biology major

Let’s Diversifi (DBA: Diversifi) seeks to spark the next generation of underrepresented middle and high school students to pursue healthcare careers through live virtual role modeling experiences with healthcare professionals from similar backgrounds. By empowering and inspiring students to become the next generation of healthcare leaders, Diversifi will change the face of healthcare, one role modeling experience at a time.

 

Spotz

Rishi Konkesa – Senior – Economics major

Alioune Gueye – Senior – Marketing major

SpotZ’s mission is to improve college students’ rental experience across America by providing an efficient and transparent marketplace of listings. Students are already inundated by college pressures, and they shouldn’t feel pressured while finding off-campus accommodations. Landlords and property owners will also benefit from SpotZ from our rental management and market research technologies. In turbulent times, landlords and students need a partner to help them handle the changing rental market; SpotZ is competitively positioned to be that partner.

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