Competitions

December 2019

Winners

First Place

Caroline Reitmeyer from Springside Chestnut Hill Academy won the first place prize of $2,500 for her business PlasTEKK. PlasTEKK takes old plastic waste and turns it into reusable materials for 3D printers.

Second Place

Liam LaBarge from William Penn Charter School won the second place prize of $1,500 for his Lacrosse equipment business. This business helps circulate gently used Lacrosse equipment to those who have trouble accessing it.

Third Place

Joaquin Estevez of Moorestown Friends School wont the third place prize of $1,000 for his business. Joaquin’s business idea, Quix, is an app to expedite the process of buying and selling luxury sneakers on the secondary market. Joaquin’s concept prioritizes faster shipping and a reworked fee system, with a loyalty program to reward repeat customers. 

Judges

Stan Silverman

Vice Chariman at Drexel University and Founder and CEO of Silverman Leadership

Al Altomari

Chairman and CEO of Agile Therapeutics

David Jacovini

CEO, Academy Asset Management LLC

David Goodyear

HR Business Partner, Giant Food Stores LLC

Len Porcano

Head of Innovation Labs, Vertex Inc.

Quin Bowen

Founder and CEO, G.E.M.M. Inc.

May 2019

Winners

First Place

Students from Bishop Shanahan High School won FIRST place and earned $2,500 in funding for their startup idea. The winning idea will use the funding to help develop an app to give route updates and alerts on bus routes to parents.

Second Place

Students from Archbishop Wood High School won second place and earned $1,500 in funding for their startup idea. The idea is an innovative, periscope-like creation that attaches to a wheelchair and allows the user to see through crowds and traffic.

Third Place

Students from Pope John Paul II High School won third place and earned $1,000 in funding for their startup idea.The idea is a phone case that charges through kinetic energy, meaning it powers up your phone while you move.

Judges

Stan Silverman

Vice Chariman at Drexel University and Founder and CEO of Silverman Leadership

Al Altomari

Chairman and CEO of Agile Therapeutics

Ozlem Ogutveren Gonul

PHD, Assistant Teaching Professor at Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship.

May 2018

Winners

First Place

A team from Bishop Shanahan High School received $2,500.00 for their winning idea. This invention is a  jar with a built-in screw mechanism that allows for peanut butter, mayonnaise and similar products to easily be scraped out of the jar.

Second Place

A team from West Catholic Preparatory High School received $1,500.00 for their idea. The idea is a system used for electronic organization and storage for home, work and on-the-go.

Third Place

A team from Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls received $1,000.00 for their idea. This app allows you to digitally store and use your electronic transit pass to avoid misplacing it while using Septa lines.

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