Past Winners

2016 Elevator Pitch Winners 

Commercial Enterprise:

  • First Place ($500): Studio Song (Jordan Horst ’18, Entrepreneurship)
  • Second Place ($400): Riot Racing (Ben Tobias ’19, Entrepreneurship)
  • Third Place ($300): (re)Fresh Apparel (Angela Kim ’18, Communication Studies)

Social Enterprise:

  • First Place ($500): Fearless Children (Hannah Hastings ’19, Entrepreneurship)
  • Second Place ($400): Butterfly Net (Sarah Klein ’17, Entrepreneurship)
  • Third Place ($300): Print It (Stephen Weaver ’20, Entrepreneurship)

2015 Elevator Pitch Winners 

Commercial Enterprise:

  • First Place ($500): Transform Furniture (Ben Marasco ’16, Finance)
  • Second Place ($400): Immerse (Ben Tobias ’19, Entrepreneurship)
  • Third Place ($300): Where’s My Milk (Karolina Lagerquist ’16, Entrepreneurship)

Social Enterprise:

  • First Place ($500): Foster Freedom (Annabelle Rutledge ’17, History)
  • Second Place ($400): Damascus Light Relief (Joanie Brown ’19, Philosophy)
  • Third Place ($300): Streamline (Christina Vilbert ’17, Political Science)

2014 Elevator Pitch Winners 

Commercial Enterprise:

  • First Place ($500): CareFinder (Ben Marasco ’16)
  • Second Place ($400): Sincerity (Connor Grieb ’18)
  • Third Place ($300): Volt (Nick Schafhauser ’18)

Social Enterprise:

  • First Place ($500): ReFreshed (Jessie Huff ’15)
  • Second Place ($400): Lunch Time! (Haley Nerlich ’16)
  • Third Place ($300): Grace International (Sarah Klein ’17)

2013 Elevator Pitch Winners

Commercial Enterprise*:

  • Projector (Logan Hammerschmitt ’16)
  • Generation Restoration (Karolina Lagerquist ’16)
  • Feed for Thought (Megan Smith ’17)
  • Oldies and Goodies (Cliff Hovis ’17)

Social Enterprise*:

  • Health Quest (Chloe Smiley ’14)
  • Find Signers (Alaina Wheeler ’15)
  • I Can Dream (Whitney Blankenship ’14)
  • Created to Care (Austin Guenther ’15)

*($250 to each team; winners are in no particular order)

2012 Elevator Pitch Winners

Commercial Enterprise*:

  • Pelican Special Needs Furnishings (Reagan Cerisano)
  • College Yard Guys (Ryan Cypher)
  • LuYu (Joanna Abraham, Elise Stanchak, Leah VanEerden)
  • Quest NYC (Chadwyk Cobb, Erika Bastian, Liz Wilson, Paul Sanders)

Social Enterprise*:

  • Babel Farm (Joanna Abraham)
  • Pokey Pets (Chloe Smiley)
  • Kin Clothing (Scott Inderbitzen)
  • Guava Tree Missions (Michael Trombly)

*($250 to each team; winners are in no particular order)

2011 Elevator Pitch Winners

Commercial Enterprise*:

  • Sand Chariot (Michael Trombly ‘14)
  • Scuff Off Kits (Erika Lightholder ’14)
  • Brallets (Brittany Schmitt ’15)
  • Black Market Beats (Scott Inderbitzen ’14)

Social Enterprise*:

  • One Sonogram (Gret Glyer ‘12)
  • His Creative Care (Zoe Simek ’14)
  • Ashes to Art (Molly Harrington ‘14)
  • Missions Giving (Ryan Herman ’13)

*($250 to each team; winners are in no particular order)

2010 Elevator Pitch Winners

Commercial Enterprise*:

  • Christopher Marasco ’11–DVD Kiosk Creations
  • Zoe Simek ’14–SuperCone
  • Elise Stanchak ‘13 & Joanna Abraham ’13–Kwirk
  • Joshua Fisher ’13–Slim Scale

Social Enterprise*:

  • Kristen Yealy ’13–I Read, You Learn
  • Scott Moran ’11–Genesis Contracting International
  • Jimmy VanEerden ‘12 and Gret Glyer ’12–VanGlyer Social Enterprise
  • Lydia Smith ’12–Cusco Cui Farms

*($250 to each team; winners are in no particular order)


2009 Elevator Pitch Winners

For Profit*:

  • Jordan Koschei (Freelance Task)
  • Marshall Rein & Adam Brewer (Delectable Deliveries)
  • Sharon Seiter (Sharie Kay Activewear)
  • Lydia Smith (Five Brothers Bakery)

Non-Profit*:

  • Brittany Hayward (Connect Now)
  • Andrew McIndoe & Shane Murphy (The Eternal Fountain Project)
  • Rachel Paul (SE Energy Solutions)
  • Rebekah VanEerden (Poderoso)

Science/Technology*:

  • Andy Dovan & Jimmy VanEerden (Urban Solutions)
  • Jordan Koschei (PosterRemix.com)
  • Christopher Marasco (Fusion Films, LLC)

Creative Thinking*:

  • Jayna Grassel & Rachael Genders (The D.A.D.S.)
  • Brittany Hayward (Excellence Academy)
  • Faith Piper (Impact Life)
  • Jimmy VanEerden & Spencer Folmar (Leave a Legacy, Inc.)

*($250 to each team; winners are in no particular order)