2014 Rise to the Challenge Winners
UBalt Student New Idea: Cash Prize $500
Charm City Model Nikolay Ratajczak
The Charm City Model is a residential real estate development business that is socially, environmentally, and financially responsible for rehabilitating and leasing vacant properties within targeted city neighborhoods, for the purpose of neighborhood revitalization.
EIR: Danny BenDebba
UBalt Student Existing Business: Cash Prize $2,500 and
Crowd Favorite New or Existing Business: Cash Prize $250
Guitargate.com Michael Palmisano
Guitargate.com is the marriage of a college level guitar curriculum with an interactive social network, designed to re-create the experience of studying at a world class guitar school at a price point anyone can afford. The site is live and the student feedback has been outstanding.
Assigned UBalt Entrepreneur in Residence: Mr. Steve Cissel
UBalt Alumni New Idea: Cash Prize $500
Tobbs Michael Horton
Tobbs is a unique brand of men's ties, which comes with a matching handkerchief and cufflinks packaged in a gift box covered in the same material as the tie.
Assigned UBalt Entrepreneur in Residence: Mr. Danny BenDebba
UBalt Alumni Existing Business: Cash Prize $2,500
TenantRex Adrian Hessen
TenantRex delivers by standardizing fragmented lease comp data into effective rents, aggregated averages and analytic metrics. This provides brokers with insights into market trends and accurate benchmarks for leasing strategies and negotiations.
Assigned UBalt Entrepreneur in Residence: Mr. Harold Rubin