Pitch Dingman Competition Finals Rundown

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The Pitch Dingman Competition Finals were on Tuesday, March 7 and as promised the Dingman Center and our partners gave away more than $30,000 in startup funding! Here’s the breakdown:

The David & Robyn Quattrone Grand Prize – $15,000
Curu, David Potter & Abb Kapoor

Second Place Prize – $7,500
CourseHunter, Aaron Bloch, Benjamin Khakshoor

Third Place Prize – $3,500
Gravity LLC, Richard Kong

Audience Choice Prize – $1,500
Curu, David Potter & Abb Kapoor

Runners Up
Grumpy Joes, Gary Hwang
POSH, Nathalyn Nunoo

We are grateful to our sponsors, David and Robyn Quattrone, Tata Group and SECU for their generous contributions. Thank you as well to our excellent team of judges:

John Czupak
President & CEO, ThreatQuotient, Inc.

Christopher Groshko
Vice President – Retail Banking, SECU

Warren Harris
CEO & Managing Director, Tata Technologies

Julie Lenzer
Associate Vice President, Economic Development &
Co-Director, UM Ventures, University of Maryland

David Quattrone
Co-Founder & CTO, Cvent

Liz Sara
Dingman Center Board Chair
Founder & CEO, Best Marketing LLC

Pitch Dingman Competition is an annual business competition for UMD students. To get involved in the competition and other Dingman Center programs, come pitch your business ideas at Dingman Fridays, weekly walk-in sessions where students can pitch ideas to seasoned entrepreneurs. For those students already pursuing a business idea, sign up for our accelerator program, Fearless Founders.

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