Trinity’s Entrepreneurship Competition Finalists Announced

Teams Awarded $2,000 to Continue Pursuit
​Hartford, Conn., Jan. 16, 2014 – The Career Development Center at Trinity College recently announced five finalists in the 2013 -2014 Entrepreneurship Competition, which began in October.  The five selected teams will each be awarded $2,000 in seed money to further develop their ideas. The finalists will also be assigned alumni mentors and will participate in workshops to further hone their ideas and develop presentations for the final competition in April.  Following the competition, the winning team will receive $10,000 to launch its enterprise.

“Our alumni judges were thrilled by the creativity and diversity of our students’ ideas,” says Career Development Center Director J. Violet Gannon. “Though the selection process was challenging, the finalists reflect the range of interests and abilities nurtured by a strong liberal arts education.”
 
THE FINALISTS

“Dream Team” is exploring new ways to leverage social networking for young professionals.
(Will Gleysteen ’14, Dave Bell ’14, Sonjay Singh ’15, Ian Lindahl ’16)        
The idea: A professional social network that will cater to individuals under the age of 40 and institutions. This network will help people develop and utilize their professional social network.

INTELSATH/Gymtrack seeks to use interactive technology to promote physical health.
(Luis Cruz ’16)           
The idea: A wearable device that acts as the interface of an augmented reality fitness video game that submerges the user into a virtual reality experience while exercising at any stationary fitness machine.

KGG Solutions is developing advisory models for members of the armed forces.
(Gwen Schoch ‘14, Gillian Burkett ’14)         
The idea: An advisory system for low level military members in which our own counter insurgency teams will deploy and build a top to bottom understanding of the operation. The teams' specific experience and knowledge of counter insurgency will be used to determine potential procedural improvements and design the interface required to facilitate superior intelligence analysis.
 
Member Links is building a cross-platform software application to enable organizations to run more efficiently.
(Nathaniel Nurmi ‘14, John DiPietro ’14)
A cross-platform software application that allows an organization to administer all aspects of itself with greater efficiency.  Communication, file sharing, and task delegation, relative to the members' role in the organization, will all be consolidated into this software.

“Underdog” brings fantasy sports to new contexts.
(Jake Shimmel ’14, Alex Barker ’14) 
The idea: A system that incorporates the model of a popular fantasy sports format, except that you choose winners of college athletic matches rather than individual players for a lineup.

Click here to read more about the compeition.