Congratulations to the 2017 Mayo Business Plan Competition Final Three Teams:
The top 3 winning teams presented their business plans before judges and an audience on April 5, in the Education Building. The First Place prize of $30,000 was awarded to Carolina Gamarra, Tyler Gambardella, and Patrick Monaghan of team Handl. “I just want to thank, from the bottom of my heart, professor Dr. Mayo, Dean Keep, professor Karl Peterson, SPDC Director Lorraine Allen, professor Carla Fallone, professor Bertin-Peterson, professor Sean O’Grady, and every single person who offered their help and guidance along the way,” said Gambardella. “People often overestimate what they can do in a day, and underestimate what they can accomplish in a year. The Mayo Business Plan Competition taught me to never underestimate yourself.”
Spencer Viviano and Neophytos E. Zambas of NeoBook earned the second place prize of $14,000 and Kristen Borowski, Carmella Campisano, Matthew Newman, and Sarah Wallin of Noble Pursuit received the third place prize of $6,000.
Handl is a digital marketplace, accessed through an app that provides Clients with the opportunity to outsource their everyday tasks and errands. Handl offers services at a Client’s convenience, while simultaneously allowing commissioned employees (Handlers) to earn money during their free time.