Next week the SmartPitch challenge comes to a close as nine student teams pitch their businesses and compete for the final prize – a summer full of start-up business support and mentorship. Over 200 students entered the SmartPitch Challenge, an entrepreneurial pitch competition for students launched in February and sponsored by IBM, CUNY Institute for Virtual Enterprise, Sunshine Bronx and Baruch College. Over the past three months the teams participated in a series of milestone and mentorship events designed to fine-tune their business plans and ready them for the final competition. The SmartPitch finalists are:
AstrologyMe – By: Shengnan Yang
Boutique Express – By: Matt Caruso
Dirt Works – By: Eathan Janney
CoMotion – By: William Doyle-Capitman
Kalel Educational Software – By: Nicholas Gentile
Green4Web – By: Lex Dreitser
Juice Me – By: Aminata Clason- Diop
The Lazy Place – By: Eugene Tarasov
U Bridge Me – By: Hang Pan
The nine teams will have four minutes to present their business pitch deck to a panel of judges. The top five teams will be awarded the SmartPitch Summer Incubator Program, which includes entrepreneurship bootcamp at the Sunshine Bronx summer home in Vermont, mentorship with an IBM executive, office space at the Sunshine Bronx incubator and a stipend for their company.
The final event will be held Wednesday June 6, 2012 at 6pm on the 12th floor of the IBM building at 590 Madison Avenue, New York, NY. Interested in attending? RVSP here http://bit.ly/SmartPitchFinals2012.