Strakosch Venture Competition

The Strakosch Venture Competition is a university-wide business plan competition designed to promote and support entrepreneurship at Boston College. With mentoring from experienced alumni and faculty, students develop and implement the skills necessary to start successful businesses. Several sessions throughout the year offer additional coaching and advice from entrepreneurs, law partners, venture capitalists, and other executives.

 

Business plans are submitted for judging and finalists are chosen to present their plans to a panel of judges consisting of executives and entrepreneurial experts. Team funding will be awarded - winner will receive $15,000, runner-up will receive $7,500 and social impact will receive $7,000.  Many participants have gone on to leverage their ideas and learning to launch and grow real businesses.

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WINNER

Cambridge Biomedical

Cambridge Biomedical Analytics is the Bloomberg terminal for biomedicine, a fully automated software  allowing one to understand a disease within minutes.

1ST RUNNER-UP

PhoebeJon

A female workwear brand that takes the work out of dressing for work.  PhoebeJob offer adjustable designs that ease the transition  between office, commute, and events.

2ND RUNNER-UP

Digi

A virtual platform offering bookable live cooking classes with professional chefs, bakers, and bartenders from local restaurants.

CROWD FAVORITE

FutureFits

FutureFits is a browser extension that allows shoppers to save their favorite items for later.

2019 Winners

WINNER

Bruzd Foods

BRÜZD is a start-up dedicated to embracing and celebrating the imperfections of bruised, cosmetically imperfect, and excess produce.

RUNNER-UP

Wunderite

Wunderite lets you spend less time bookkeeping and more time doing. Manage your business profiles, leverage our data sets, and automatically fill out forms.

SOCIAL IMPACT

GiveCard

A non-profit giving special debit cards and financial services to the homeless

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2018 Winners

WINNER

Aryeo

Provides software solutions for real estate photographers to run their business on

RUNNER-UP

Trackster

Creating the best running app for teams by capturing all elements of training and improving communication between coach and athlete

SOCIAL IMPACT

UniMarkit

 The go-to marketplace for college students looking to safely buy or sell stuff on campus

ABOUT US 

Start @ Shea is the student executive team of the Edmund H. Shea Jr. Center for Entrepreneurship at Boston College that inspires and engages students to make their ideas happen.

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