Kentia Kimpioka ’19 has advanced an environmentally pleasant opportunity for plastic bottles that are gaining a few tractions. “All Ways Green,” her “strategy to pollution,” these days earned the primary-place prize of $6,000 in the University’s Alvine New Venture Pitch Competition. Discussing the want to cope with the plastic problem, Kimpioka, who’s additionally running with classmates to broaden a nonprofit organization to raise the focus of social issues, supplied an idea – a bottle with an algae-based internal lining and a seed-paper based outdoors.
This event turned into aggressive,” stated Kimpioka, who additionally won Charger Startup Weekend with All Ways Green. “The competition was an exceptional enjoy, and it helped me realize that my idea is viable and that human beings support me. The judges, who blanketed the three marketers inducted into the University’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Hall of Fame, listened to 13 pitches – a few from groups and others from students.
Like Kimpioka, they worked individually. Students’ ideas covered a soccer schooling program for kids, solar-powered smartphones, and a bookshop merchandising machine. Donnie Willyard ’19 pitched “Flight Club,” a subscription-based, records analytics-driven craft beer transport provider that goals to copy the tasting experience. Willyard’s pitch was provided the second-area prize of $4,000.
Earlier in the semester, members attended six workshops to refine their thoughts and create their displays. Led by entrepreneurs or individuals of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Department, the classes enabled students to network and find approximate supply chains, business fashions, and advertising.