The six semi-finalist teams have been selected to advance to the next round in the Mayo Business Plan Competition. On March 2, the semi-finalists will deliver a presentation before a panel of judges, and the finals will be held in Mayo Concert Hall on March 30, 2022 at 5:00 pm. The finals are open to the TCNJ campus community and public. The top prize of $30,000 will be awarded to the winning team with prizes of $20,000 and $10,000 for second and third place teams.
- Timothy Albano, Junior, Engineering Management
- Jameson Dugan, Senior, Mechanical Engineering
- Haoyu Ji, Senior, Mechanical Engineering
- Daniel Kelly, Senior, Mechanical Engineering
AlpineAid’s mission is to advance the skills of skiers and snowboarders by providing realistic land training equipment capable of building and supporting muscle memory. Designed by senior mechanical engineering students Jameson Dugan, Haoyu Ji, and Daniel Kelly, who share a passion for snow sports, the team combined their technical engineering knowledge and mountain experience to deliver the next best thing to a ski slope itself. The product began as a senior capstone project, where its potential for retail success was realized. Junior engineering management major and avid skier Tim Albano was added to the team to develop the business and support this new product. With a working prototype in the final stages of assembly, the team is excited to share the product and business model in the next stage of competition and beyond as we grow this business and work towards obtaining a design patent.
- Bryce Bishop, Senior, Computer Engineering
- Chris Coniglio, Senior, Economics
- Andrew Majowicz, Senior, Computer Engineering
- Jack Tomkiel, Senior, Computer Engineering
The goal of eLuminate is to design and offer a unique and intuitive lighting system that is highly efficient and low cost for everybody. With many options for lighting being generic or limited, eLuminate plans to put creativity and freedom in the hands of its users. Being engineered as a compact and multi-purpose system, consumers can modify white and RGB light output to their desire, mount it however they like, and even use it on the go. The product, consisting of small 4×4 panels, can be interconnected into whatever shape or pattern users want. With these features and more, eLuminate hopes to bring affordable, enjoyable and high-end lighting systems to everybody.
- Zach LiVecchi, Senior, Management
- Brett Schuett, Senior, Marketing
- Jacob Ringers, Junior, Electrical Engineering
- Jonathon Borgognoni, Senior Biomedical Engineering
MycoCool is the first carbon negative, renewable, and 100% biodegradable cooler. Our main goal is to provide a sustainable alternative to polystyrene coolers that effectively utilizes natural fungi technology to help reduce the output of polystyrene into the world and in turn reduce carbon emissions in the process. MycoCool has similar thermal and durability capabilities to that of other competing coolers. Once you no longer have use for one of our coolers, you can simply break it into pieces and throw it into your garden and watch as it breaks down and provides nutrients to the plant-life around it.
- David Mothy, Sophomore, Biology
- Saahil Patel, Sophomore, Biology
- Rishi Shah, Sophomore, Biology
- Cindy Wang, Sophomore, Finance
Reach is a novel rideshare service by college student drivers, for college student riders. Personal experience and market analysis suggest that many college students have difficulty finding a ride through platforms such as Uber or Lyft late in the night, and in the rare instances they do find a willing driver, the costs are preposterously high. Reach aims to address this underserved niche by contracting college students as drivers who are locked out of other rideshare companies because of their age, between the nighttime hours of 9 PM to 2 AM. We will implement a fixed-cost formula to ensure fares are low and affordable by making it a function of distance and time, not demand as our competitors do.
- Sameer Zaki, Senior, Mechanical Engineering
- Shaheed Zaki, Sophomore, Marketing
As the climate crisis worsens and labor shortages continue to make lawn care less and less profitable, SCHREDD strives to provide solutions that alleviate the upfront cost of lawn care and climate change. By developing a scissor-like grass clipping mechanism, we aim to introduce a new way of increasing the efficiency and safety of existing products, and drive down the costs of lawn equipment. We hope the impact of this technology will accelerate the change to a clean, sustainable society.
- Will Cunningham. Senior, Finance
- Freddie Hayeck, Senior, Interdisciplinary Business
A free, easy to use investment allocation tool, Witz is a mobile application that provides users with a personalized investment allocation that is tailored for each individual. In a world where most people either can’t afford, or do not feel comfortable seeking investment advice from wealth managers, Witz brings the knowledge of an investment professional to the average person and helps them put their money where they need it.