Congrats to the Fall 2020 Columbia Venture Competition Winners!

150 teams competed in the Fall stage of the Columbia Venture Competition across 13 industries.

Big congrats go to the overall $5,000 undergraduate winner, Rene Cycle, founded by Mina Liang ’24CC!

Congratulations also to the (tied) overall graduate winners, Local Civics, founded by Beverly Leon ’20BUS and Epsom-it, founded by Heather Binnie, ’17BUS. These winners  will split $5,000.

The overall winners and the 13 category winners will receive automatic entry into the second round of the Spring competition.

  • First Place in the Art, Music, Entertainment, Media category: Saarey Music, Faraan Irfan ’19BUS, Founder
  • First Place in the B2B, Productivity, and Corporate Training category: mywork, Thomas Carlsen ’17BUS, Founder
  • First Place in the Civic Engagement category: Local Civics: Beverly Leon ’20BUS, Founder
  • First Place in the Healthcare Delivery category: Epsom-It, Heather Binnie ’17BUS Founder
  • First Place in the Healthcare Devices category: avoMD, Laurence Coman ’20BUS, Founder
  • First Place in the Ed Tech category: Edvey, Akhil Mantripragada ’16SEAS Founder
  • First Place in the FinTech category: Moon, Ken Kruger ’12SEAS, Founder
  • First Place in the Food category: Caribbrew, Beverly Malbranche ’19GS, Founder
  • First Place in the Hard Tech category: Lelantos, Jose Bahamonde, ’20SEAS, Founder
  • First Place in the PropTech category: Lean Flow, Arsean Maqami ’22BUS, Founder
  • First Place in the Social Media – Matchmaking – Building Marketplaces category: Aspire360, Eleanor Haglund ’21BUS, Founder
  • Tie for First Place in the Hard Tech – Sustainability category: Envirobe, Samuel Magaziner ’16CC, Founder and ReneCycle, Mina Liang ’24CC, Founder

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