Standout female student-entrepreneurs made a clean sweep of first, second, and third place at the Hofstra-Digital Remedy Lion’s Den Competition 2019 hosted by the Center for Entrepreneurship.
This year’s winning businesses include the “Blonde Brunette Confused” podcast by Isabella Burckhardt ’22, “Go Feed Me,” a platform to help college students with food insecurity by Michelle Romeo ’22, and “Valouver,” a multi-national company that focuses on creating clothing that works within traditional Muslim dress by Jade Orth ’22.
“Women have won seven competitions in a row administered by the Center for Entrepreneurship,” says Executive Dean of Entrepreneurship and Business Development Stacey Sikes.
The Hofstra-Digital Remedy Lion’s Den Competition is a shark-tank style event in which Hofstra students vie for a share of $1,000 in cash prizes with a two-minute “elevator pitch” before a panel of judges.
“Women have been traditionally unrepresented in the field of entrepreneurship, but women entrepreneurs have excelled at Hofstra University,” says Sikes. “We will continue to support women entrepreneurs and provide them with resources to assist them with their success.”
This story was written by Madison Mento ’21.