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Startup Standouts

Five students with business ideas that ranged from an IPhone camera accessory to a waterless car wash service won the Center for Entrepreneurship’s first Hofstra-Digital Remedy Lion’s Den competition of the 2017-18 year.

The pitch competition gives students two minutes to present their business idea to a panel of judges that includes Digital Remedy Chair and CEO Mike Seiman, a Hofstra alumnus and Board of Trustee member who founded the company while he was still a student. The contest is open to all undergraduate and graduate students.

The winners were:

  • First place and $600: Management and Entrepreneurship major Kristen Dansereau ’20 won the $600 first prize for Kropod, an IPhone/IPad camera accessory that creates stability and portability for photo documentation.
  • Second place and $300: Economics major Lucas Viegas Campos ’19 and Computer Science major Cassio Daros ’19 for We Wash, a waterless car wash that makes house calls.
  • Third place and $100: Second-year law student Michael Licatesi for Route, a convenient, inexpensive ride-hailing service.
  • Honorable mention and $50: Video/Television major Ryan Wesley ’18 for Ethica Cosmetics, a company that makes and sells novelty press-on fingernails.

 

 

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Karla Schuster

Karla Schuster has been assistant vice president of university relations at Hofstra University since October 2009.

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