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2020 MBPC Final Teams Selected

The final three teams competing in the 2020 Mayo Business Plan Competition have been selected. The final three teams competing in the 2020 Mayo Business Plan Competition have been selected. The Finals will be recorded on April 23, 2020. A recording will be made available online.

“Now in its 8th year, the Mayo Business Plan Competition allows our TCNJ students from across campus to challenge the status quo and develop creative and innovative solutions to real problems and opportunities,” said Competition Chair, Gloria E. Weissbart ’78, SVP, Treasury Management Consultant, Wells Fargo Bank. “This year our final three teams displayed passion for their solutions and developed business plans that  encompassed the personal aspect of their mission to address problems that are relevant and important to our society. The business plan competition at TCNJ is a cornerstone of our commitment to our students’ professional preparedness and entrepreneurial thinking.

BAC Lock

  • Brian Fardman ’20 Health & Exercise Science
  • Alicia Podwojniak ’20 Biology

Drunk driving is a serious problem that continues to plague our country. As educational initiatives, various laws, and strict no tolerance policies have failed to eradicate this problem, alternative solutions must be considered. BAC Lock is an innovative approach to increasing self-awareness and staff supervision of intoxicated persons leaving a bar. Customers are encouraged to place their keys in our BAC lockers that are guarded with ID scanner and breathalyzer software. By checking BAC before leaving the bar, customers become more aware of their alcohol consumption, bar staff become aware of who is leaving their facility, and under what conditions.


  • Sree Chinta ’22 Biology
  • Arshya Chopra ’22 Accounting
  • Svanik Shirodkar ’22 Computer Science

EmpowerMe is the solution to providing young people with an affordable, evidence-based, gamified app to monitor, improve, and understand their mental health. Millennials rely heavily on their smartphones for daily tasks and given that there is a stigma associated with seeking help for mental health, mental health apps can bridge the gap to ultimately seeking professional help and fostering ongoing therapy.

The Vortex

  • Jake DeGennaro ’21 Mechanical Engineering
  • Alexander Iorio ’21 Civil Engineering

The Vortex is a device that provides an innovative way of maintaining and disposing waste fishing line. Recreational fishing maintains an important role in sustainable management of resources, economic development, and data collection. It is vital to limit pollution and continue working towards sustainable recreational fishing habits. The Vortex allows recreational anglers a quick and easy way to help limit their environmental footprint and keep our waters pollution-free.