Competitions

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.

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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