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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE

WINNERS OF THE

2014 BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION!




 

 

 

 

On Friday, May 16, 2014, the Final Presentations and Awards Ceremony for the 2014

Business Plan Competition at The Paul Merage School of Business was held at the UC

Irvine Student Center.  During the finals, 16 semi-finalist teams competed for over $30,000

in awards.  

 

As a result of the judging of each team’s business plan and investment presentation, the

Competition Judges selected the following teams as the winners of the 2014 Business Plan

Competition.  Please join me in congratulating our winners (names in bold type denote

Merage students):

 

1st Place, Campus Wide Division, $15,000

Team: iBesties

Coach: Brent Marcus

Melanie Cryer

Gina Heitkamp

Jenae Heitkamp

 

2nd Place, Campus Wide Division, $7,500

Team: White Light Medical

Coach: None

Clay Andrews

Anvesh Annadanam

Chetan Bettegowda

Ravi Gaddipati

Carolina Herrera

Luis Herrera

Bradley Isaacs

Sean Lee

Adarsha Malla

Erica Schwarz

Eric Xie

 

3rd Place, Campus Wide Division, $2,500 

Spero Diagnostics

Coach: Marc Fawaz

Zachary Campagna

Ting-Yi Chu

Jose Gallegos

Jessica Motherwell

Marissa Pennell

Govind Rai

Ernesto Sosa

 

1st Place, Undergraduate Division, $2,500

Spero Diagnostics

Coach: Marc Fawaz

Zachary Campagna

Ting-Yi Chu

Jose Gallegos

Jessica Motherwell

Marissa Pennell

Govind Rai

Ernesto Sosa

 

TechPortal Calit2 Residency Award, $2,750 in kind

Team: iBesties

Coach: Brent Marcus

Melanie Cryer

Gina Heitkamp

Jenae Heitkamp

 

K5 Ventures Most Funding Ready Award (Shared)

M.O.I

Coach: Ben Dolan

Wayne Chang

Will Jaw

Scott Morita

Mike Tang

 

K5 Ventures Most Funding Ready Award (Shared)

Team: 100 Tiny Hands

Coach: Marilyn Stemper

Daniel Greene

Michelle Khine

Eugene Lee

Sophia Lin

Jolie McLane

Nicole Mendoza

 

K5 Ventures Most Market Ready Award

Team: iBesties

Coach: Brent Marcus

Melanie Cryer

Gina Heitkamp

Jenae Heitkamp

 

Best Concept Paper, Campus Wide Division, $500

Team: White Light Medical

Coach: None

Clay Andrews

Anvesh Annadanam

Chetan Bettegowda

Ravi Gaddipati

Carolina Herrera

Luis Herrera

Bradley Isaacs

Sean Lee

Adarsha Malla

Erica Schwarz

Eric Xie

 

Best Concept Paper, Undergraduate Division, $500

Team: Spero Diagnostics

Coach: Marc Fawaz

Zachary Campagna

Ting-Yi Chu

Jose Gallegos

Jessica Motherwell

Marissa Pennell

Govind Rai

Ernesto Sosa

 

 


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