​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​2015 ​​CMU New Venture Competition
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The CMU New Venture Competition completed its fifth year. To date, over thirty businesses are in operation as a result of competing.  The competition is led by the College of Business Administration's Isabella Bank Institute for Entrepreneurship. 

2015 NVC Winners​:
Over $ 7​5K Cash Aw​arded

Best Overall ($30,000) – Episcura

Kurt Baringer

Christian Day

Chris Green

Patrick McAvena

Best Social ($10,000) – Humble Abode Tiny Homes

Sarah Campbell

Jessica Koskinen

Korson Family Highest Growth Potential ($10,000) – Beergo

Anthony Lazzaro

Cheryl Hunter

Most Impact on Michigan ($10,000) – Revolve Replication

Samantha Pina

Joseph Pina

Best Technology ($10,000) – HydroGuide

Alex Grabinski

Nathaniel Slappey III

Best Lifestyle ($5,000) – 3T

Troy Prill

Julie Claveau

Ryan Swindlehurst

Spirit of Entrepreneurship (CMU-RC Program) – Mwake Mengel Mounts

Matthew Mengel

Lauren Sides

Marlana Martin

Best Pitch ($1,000) – Mwake Mengel Mounts

Matthew Mengel

Lauren Sides

Marlana Martin

1st Runner-Up Pitch ($500) – Odd Jobs.Com, LLC

Andy Clark

Kevin Keeley

Chelsea Barnes

2nd Runner-Up Pitch ($250)  – Black Friday

Myisha Ishmeal

David Valentine II

Matthew Williams

Tonyale Woods

Audience Choice pitch ($250) – Mwake Mengel Mounts

Matthew Mengel

Lauren Sides

Marlana Martin


Congratulations to all teams that competed and we look forward to seeing everyone for the NVC 2015-16!

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