Date: April 29, 2011 10:00AM
End Date: April 29, 2011 1:30PM
Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, 750 Interschool Lab, Schapiro Center
Support entrepreneurship at Columbia – come view as your peers present to a panel of judges and final selections are made as to who will win cash prizes.
This is a great way to learn how to prepare for business plan competitions and to see what ventures are coming out of the Columbia community.
The finalist teams and schedule are:
10:00 – 10:10 – Welcome and Overview
10:10 - 10:25 – Solar Light Pillow Project
The Solar Light Pillow Project aims to develop and market an innovative line of lighting products. The company has designed and developed a prototype of its first product, an inflatable, lightweight, waterproof solar lantern. The Solar Light Pillow, named after its distinctive shape which resembles a pillow, inflates to diffuse light like a lantern and can be packed and shipped flat.
10:30 – 10:45 – FundHealth, Inc.
FundHealth is a nonprofit organization that facilitates the funding, acquisition and delivery of medical equipment and supplies to healthcare facilities in the developing countries.
10:50 – 11:00 – PrepSlam, LLC
VocabSlam, our first product, offers a website and mobile application platform for students to learn new words while connecting with their peers. It is “Urbandictionary.com for the SAT’s” because users generate their own content & are free to learn in a fun, outside of class environment.
11:10 – 11:20 – Break
11:20 – 11:35 – Foci Media
Our technology provides advanced measurement of online branding initiatives. Through interactive ad units that reflect primary branding objectives, our solution generates novel data and provides brand advertisers with precise insight into how their messages are consumed by users.
11:40 – 11:55 – Pure Fix Cycles, LLC
Pure Fix Cycles Manufactures and distributes affordable single‐speed and fixed‐gear bicycles in unique color ways. Its Name captures its mantra: provide the world with the purest form of transportation. Quality built bicycles, directly from the manufacturer to the customer.
12:00 – 12:15 – 1PAAT (One Problem At a Time)
1PAAT is focused on being a resource to and bridging the gap between students and non-profit organizations.1PAAT.org will display one issue at a time that it will be sponsoring whereeveryone can see exactly what the money is going towards; and anothersponsored issue will not be displayed until the money has been raised to solvethe first one. The idea is built around bringing a healthy list of differentnon-profit organizations to the students instead of them shopping for them, anda target of small donations (as low as 50 cents a month) being collected inhigh volume.
12:45 – 1:30 – Reception, Announcement of Awards