Twenty creative student entrepreneurs showcased their ventures, and competed for cash awards at the Emerson College Entrepreneurial Expo, held on Friday April 21. This year’s keynote speaker was Jules Pieri, Co-Founder & CEO of The Grommet, whose story about the rewards and challenges of the entrepreneurial journey inspired students and Expo attendees.
The day featured pitches by juniors and seniors from Emerson College, judged by a panel of Boston area academic, entrepreneurial and business professionals. Student ventures were scored on the merits of pitch clarity, innovation, value proposition, market/competitive analysis, go-to-market plan and business sustainability. The top three winners received cash awards to help launch their startups.
1st Place $5,000 winner:
This year’s top winner is Lea LeBlanc ’17, Marketing Communication major from Santa Monica, CA, for her venture, Wunder, a fashionable and reliable new undergarment for older women with incontinence, empowering them to live active lives.