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Students presenting at The Walter Hunter Business Plan Competition and Lecture Series Pitch Smackdown.
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Pitch Smackdown

The Walter Hunter Business Plan Competition and Lecture Series Pitch Smackdown

Results of the 2022 Event

Congratulations to Spiro's 2022 Campus-Wide Walter Hunter Business Competition Winners!

The judges had their most difficult time ever evaluating 14 inspiring ideas and captivating pitches from multiple Colleges last Friday, April 8, 2022.

Thank you to the 100 people who attended or watched online! View the recorded event. Note: Pitches start at 29:50.

This year's winning teams are pictured with Spiro Board members Frank Blake, Keith Hudgins, Edward Giard and John Hannon.

We are pleased to note that there were four winners with two third-place finishers at $2,500 each.

Kathleen Fallon, Allison Reichart, Jordan Cole, Sarah Stevens, Karly Ripple

1st Place - $10,000
Cathesure
- Medical device to non-invasively detect hydrocephalus shunt malfunctions in children.

Lewis Grana and Kaylen Williams
Adam Yorke

2nd Place - $5,000
Vestr - Social media platform for curious and intentional investors.

Lewis Grana and Kaylen Williams
Lewis Grana and Kaylen Williams

3rd Place - $2,500
Cypher
- Fast and seamless crypto payment process for every single individual and every single transaction.

Ben Kupier
Ben Kupier

4th Place - $2,500
Student Section
- Ticketing software to:

  • Fill virtually every seat in the student section.
  • Allow students to easily buy and sell tickets.
  • Enable seamless, no-hassle ticketing experience.
  • Eliminate coveted tickets going to waste.
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