January 25, 2017
Two student teams, representing Ursinus participated in the College Pitch Philly competition that was hosted by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship’s (USASBE) on Saturday, Jan. 21 at their annual conference.
Team Trainwreck and Team Soleil were among 18 teams from Philadelphia area colleges and universities that competed for a $5,000 prize, sponsored by USASBE.
Brent Garcia ’17, Health & Exercise Physiology Major and Chase Babrich ’18, Computer Science Major pitched their concept for “Trainwreck”, a company that provides opportunities to play competitive level ultimate Frisbee.
Julia Rae Holdenfield ’18, English major and founder of “Soleil”, promoted fostering positive body image across campuses nationwide. Soleil’s mission is to “pour sunshine on social media to counteract damaging negativity”.
“Brent, Chase and Julia did an excellent job engaging over 100 conference attendees in conversations and garnering feedback about their enterprises.” remarked Maureen Cumpstone, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Ursinus.
Both teams had competed in the U-Imagine Center’s #Talkupthebears Social Media Competition this fall and were supported by the U-Imagine Center for the College Pitch competition.
The Philadelphia Region Entrepreneurship Educators Consortium (PREEC) organized the College Pitch Competition as part of the USASBE Conference.
The United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship is the largest independent, professional, academic organization in the world dedicated to advancing the discipline of entrepreneurship.