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The results are in! After a very exciting day of visiting student entrepreneur's tradeshow booths, reviewing their executive summaries and listening to business pitches, a distinguished panel of judges voted on the winners of the 2014 Draper Business Plan Competition. There was great food created just for the event by Smith College Dining Services, a DJ from Smith's own student run radio station WOZQ provided great music all afternoon and there was even a photo booth with fun props for attendees to commemorate the day! The event was made even more exciting by a performance by the Smith College Celebrations Dance Troupe who choreographed a special dance just for the event to the Pharrell Williams song "Happy." And the Smith College Vibes a cappella group sang amazing songs for the audience's entertainment.


April 30th Grecourt Gate news article about the Draper Competition Winners

An interview from the Engine Radio Show with Allie Felix '14 about the Draper Business Competition -

Article from the Smith College Grecourt Gate - "Draper Competition Puts Out Call to Student Entrepreneurs"

http://www.smith.edu/news/ draper-competition-puts-out- call-to-student-entrepreneurs/
Originally published April 8, 2014

Our congratulations to everyone who participated. We hope to see you again next year!

The winners are:

First Prize: $10,000
Team: Helix (fingerprint payment solution)
Thu Do '14
Tung Pham '15 UMASS

2nd Prize: $5000
Team: Build for Africa (housing in Rwanda)
Jinglin Huang '14
Elis Lee '14J
Hanyu Zhang '16J

2nd Prize: $5,000
Team: EyeGlass (windshield digital display)
Julia Edwards '15

2nd Prize: $5,000

Team: Mother Nurture (curated boxes for expectant moms)
Laura Lubben '16
Jasmine Setoodehnia '14

Audience favorite: $500
Team: EyeGlass (windshield digital display)
Julia Edwards '15

Other prizes:
All four of the teams above also won scholarships to the Draper University of Heroes. In addition, two contestants - Jada Hawkins '16, Team Leader, Barnard College's
Athena Digital Design Agency (web design franchise), and Allie Felix '14, Smith College, Keep Your Balance (college women get fit), were awarded online scholarships to the Draper University of Heroes by Tim and Melissa Draper.

House competitions:
Most number of submissions to the contest wins: $200
This prize went to MORROW House

Most number of attendees at event wins: $200
This prize went to CUSHING House

Winner of the competition lives in LAWRENCE House, so that house wins $200, to be used for an ice cream social! Congratulations!