The fifth annual University of Rochester Mark Ain Business Model Competition was held on May 11, 2011 in the Robert B. Goergen Biomedical Engineering/Optics Building.
The results are:
1st Place: Maravilla - Henry Eshenour ’11 (MBA), Tim DeGrave ’11 (MBA), Christopher Larsen ’11 (MBA)
2nd Place: TaaDoo - Kevin Beavers ’11 (EMBA), Chad Carta ’11 (MBA), Brennan Mulcahey ’11 (MBA), David Reiner ’11 (MBA)
3rd Place: OmNeo, LLC - Benjamin Freedman ’11 (BS), Johanna Kelly ’11 (BS)
Finalist: MRSA - Boris Alvarez ’11 (MS), Daniela Santibanez ’11 (MS), Sergio Toloza ’11 (MS)
Finalist: VendiCab - Seth Hauben ’11 (MBA), Alex Sylvester ’11 (MBA), Maya Boyd ’11 (MBA), Deirdre Corbi ’11 (MBA), Stanley Cheung ’11 (MBA)
The program is made possible by support from Simon alumnus and entrepreneur Mark S. Ain '67, founder of Kronos Incorporated. In addition to Ain, the panel of judges included Edward J. Ackley ’53 BS, ’64 MS, owner and president of The Filter Store Plus in Mendon, N.Y., and former CEO of Consler Corporation (now owned by Graver Technologies); Eli Futerman, co-president and CEO of Hahn Automotive Warehouse Inc.; and John MacDonald ’86 MBA, managing director, Signal Hill Updata Advisors. The workshops and competition are supported by the Simon Entrepreneurs Club and the University of Rochester Center for Entrepreneurship.