Congratulations to this year's final eight contestants who will be presenting at our second annual Rise to the Challenge Pitch Competition!
Here are brief overviews of the contestants and their ideas and/or companies:
UBalt Student: New Idea
Charm City Model
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.
BmoreHeard is an innovative youth activism platform that gives young people a voice by allowing them to give their opinions on the policies, issues and events that impact their school, home and community environment.
UBalt Student: Existing Business
Team MG Engineering
Team MG Engineering designs, manufactures, and builds professional Unmanned Aerial Systems that offer a diverse profile of Unmanned Aerial Systems, from simple to high-end platforms.
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.
UBalt Alumni: New Idea
Abaid Chaudhry and Monet Lea
TrainerBuddy is a health fitness website that acts as an information medium providing daily updates on the health industry and community health events to all web browsers. An essential component of the website is the Compatibility Test, which allows individuals to find their ideal trainer based on their personal goals, personality traits, and the like.
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.
UBalt Alumni: Existing Business
Alan Tsao and Michael Mohamed
Hazoo is an online service where you can find and sell items to people you trust, powered by existing social networks. Hazoo identifies the friends you have in common with buyers and sellers, providing a safer and more transparent transaction.
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.