Announcing the Fall 2014 Idea Shell Cohort!

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The Dingman Center is excited to announced our Fall 2014 Idea Shell cohort. Idea Shell is the first stage in Dingman’s Fearless Founders accelerator program, which guides student venturesfrom idea to launch.

In Idea Shell, students will use the lean startup methodology to create and assess a business idea. Students will learn how to craft an elevator pitch, identify and build a minimum viable product, and interact with potential customers. Upon successful completion of the Idea Shell stage, students are eligible to receive up to $500 in seed funding.

Meet the 2014 cohort:

William Botz
Company/Idea: BrandItMarketing LLC
Class of 2015
Major: Marketing & Finance

Shawn Bassett
Company/Idea: Brate
Class of 2017
Major: Marketing & Finance

Devin Thrasher
Company/Idea: CardBored Box
Class of 2018
Major: Accounting

Camila Tello
Company/Idea: Clean Eating
Class of 2017
Major: Finance & Marketing

Anthony Valle
Company/Idea: DMV Followers
Class of 2016
Major: Economics

Nicholas Kohlerman
Company/Idea: Fitness Gym
Class of 2015
Major: Communications

Brian Jia
Company/Idea: Home Design App
Class of 2014
Major: Accounting & Finance

Michael Xue
Company/Idea: Home Design App
Major: Mechanical Engineering

Jose Mantalvo
Company/Idea: Home Design App
Major: Accounting & Finance

Raheem Tuggle
Company/Idea: Ice Lou
Class of 2017
Major: Business

Christopher Korte
Company/Idea: International Football Relations
Class of 2015
Major: Sociology

Harrison Gilbert
Company/Idea: International Football Relations
Major: Psychology

Greg Greenberg
Company/Idea: Lawyer Up
Class of 2017
Major: Accounting & Finance

Alex Jerome
Company/Idea: LeapIn.com
Class of 2018
Major: Marketing

Esteban Garcia
Company/Idea: LOOPR
Class of 2018
Major: GVPT

Michael Rottman
Company/Idea: MOOKIE
Class of 2014
Major: Sociology

Jessica Jimenez
Company/Idea: Oculus News
Class of 2015
Major: Government/Politics and Psychology
Minor: Mtech

Cathryn Paul
Company/Idea: Pages
Class of 2015
Major: Sociology

Luke Makris
Company/Idea: Pawn Essentials
Class of 2017
Major: Undecided

Sadenise Cosby
Company/Idea: Sadenis Clothing Boutique
Class of 2015
Major: Communications

Danit Rainey
Company/Idea: Sadenis Clothing Boutique

Jonathan Galitzer
Company/Idea: ShareTopix
Class of 2018
Major: Finance

Bryce Peterson
Company/Idea: SmartBrace
Class of 2018
Major: Mechanical Engineering

Nick Gilbert
Company/Idea: Sports
Class of 2017
Major: Business

Surya Goswami
Company/Idea: Sur
Class of 2018
Major: Environmental Science and Technology

Mike Mandl
Company/Idea: Virtual Travel Agent
Class of 2015

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