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Strakosch Venture Competition

Join us for Start@Shea's annual Strakosch Venture Competition, where student founders can win equity-free funding to grow their startups.

Following the success of our 2023 competition, which featured outstanding student startups, we're gearing up for another fantastic event. Whether you're eager to compete or simply want to be part of the excitement, come join us!


May 1st 6 PM
245 Beacon St, Room 107 (Schiller Auditorium)

Meet the Finalists!



After rigorous screening rounds, 10 teams are selected to advance to the finals. Finalists will have 4-minutes to pitch their startup to a panel of esteemed judges as well as an enthusiastic student audience.

Judges then probe teams with questions around their business models, revenue streams, scaling strategies, and go-to-market plans.

Following thoughtful deliberation, the judges will determine the top three teams to receive equity free funding to fuel their ventures, while the audience selects a crowd favorite.


Congratulations to Zarah Lakhani '24 for securing first place with Vitaliti last year!


2023 Winners 

1st Place: Vitaliti

Founders: Zarah Lakhani '24

Carbon Monoxide detector for mold spores

2nd Place: Socion

Founders: Ted Wind '25

The business management platform for influencer agencies

3rd Place: Macellum

Founder:Justin Walker '26

Give your virtual items value quickly and easily​

Crowd Favorite: RealtyShare

Founders: Arnaud Attencia '23 (ESADE)

Making Real Estate investments accessible to all

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