The seventh annual University of Rochester Mark Ain Business Model Competition was held on May 15, 2013 at the Simon School of Business.
The results are:
1st Place: Health Care Originals - Sharon Samjitsingh ’13 (MS), Prinson Dsouza ’13 (MS), Ran Gao ’13 (MS), ChenChen Qu ’13 (MS)
2nd Place: SMP MicroStamps - Megan DeWitt ’13 (MS), Andrew Durney ’16 (PhD), William Finnie ’13 (MS), Kwaku Owusu ’14S (MBA)
3rd Place: Ovitz - Joungyoon “Felix” Kim ’14, Gyeonghun Lee ’13S (MS), Hyieop Lim ’13S (MS)
Finalist: SixFold Equity - Alicia Henn ’13S (EMBA), Martin Birmingham ’13S (EMBA), Anthony Froix ’13S (EMBA), Nancy Sutton ’13S (EMBA), Michael Van Meter ’13S (EMBA), Marcos Rodriguez ’13S (EMBA)
Finalist: Formation 3D - Steven Trambert ’13, Alex Feiszli ’14, Eric Frank ’13
The program is made possible by support from Simon alumnus and entrepreneur Mark S. Ain '67S (MBA), founder of Kronos Incorporated. In addition to Ain, the panel of judges included Edward J. Ackley ’53, ’64S (MS), owner and president of The Filter Store Plus in Mendon, N.Y., and former CEO of Consler Corporation (now owned by Graver Technologies); Christopher Schiavo ’90 (MBA), Chief Financial Officer of Battery Ventures; and
Debora LaBudde ’92 (BA), ’93S (MBA), Managing General Partner of ENVOI Ventures . The workshops and competition are supported by the Simon Entrepreneurs Association and the University of Rochester Center for Entrepreneurship.