HIGH POINT — Two enterprise concepts ended up tied for first place in Excessive Level College’s annual competitors for college students to pitch their concepts for enterprise ventures to a panel of judges.
Addison Antico and Jordan Rubin earned $5,000 for his or her thought, MJ Bottle, and Alexander Malyszko additionally gained the identical quantity for Your Private Jeweler.
The annual Elevator Pitch Competitors is part of HPU’s World Entrepreneurship Week. There have been 21 college students competing this yr for funding to launch their firms or proceed engaged on their enterprise concepts.
Antico and Rubin, each seniors majoring in strategic communication, mentioned their product is an all-in-one child components feeding bottle, and they’re within the strategy of patenting it. The product is called for Antico’s nephew, Matthew Jr.
“We named the bottle after him as a result of that’s how this downside first arose,” mentioned Antico, who’s from Sherborn, Massachusetts. “My companion and I are excited to make use of the profitable funds to additional our invention and finally get it into shops.”
Your Private Jeweler helps impartial jewelers run their enterprise with a “again workplace” resolution. Malyszko, a senior from Terrell, mentioned his product helps with accounting, advertising and marketing, advising companies, programs administration and community assets.
“I really acquired the concept for this mannequin after listening to the founding father of MyEyeDr. communicate at HPU,” he mentioned. “In the identical method optometrists spend years studying their craft and battle to run their very own follow, Your Private Jeweler takes this well being care administration mannequin and adapts it to the jewellery business.”
Quentin Barrial of Atlanta took second place and earned $2,500 for The Condiment Spreader, a utensil that appears like a spatula to scrape the outer edges of a condiment jar and assist get rid of meals waste.
Third place and $1,500 went to Jack Hammond for Fish Stick, a product that retrieves costly fishing lures from timber and underwater buildings to keep away from hazards to wildlife within the space.
The next runners-up earned $1,000 every for his or her companies: Vincent Scavo V; Ivana Korankyi; Cole Brisson; Kema Leonard; Jess Marley and Blake Newell; and Maddie Drobny and Lauren McAtee.