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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.


2014 Competition wINNERS

First Prize

Helix (fingerprint payment solution)
Thu Do '14
Tung Pham '15 UMASS

Second Prizes
Build for Africa (housing in Rwanda)
Jinglin Huang '14
Elis Lee '14J
Hanyu Zhang '16J

EyeGlass (windshield digital display)
Julia Edwards '15

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

Audience Favorite
EyeGlass (windshield digital display)
Julia Edwards '15

2014 cash and Prizes

Grand Prize: $10,000
Second Prize: $5,000
Audience Favorite: $500

Scholarship to The Draper University of Heroes: All four first and second place winners

Online Scholarship to The Draper University of Heroes:
Jada Hawkins '16, Barnard College, Athena Digital Design Agency (web design franchise)
Allie Felix '14, Smith College, Keep Your Balance (college women get fit)


House competitions

Most number of Competition Submissions: $200
Winner: Morrow House

Most number of Competition Attendees: $200
Winner: Cushing House

House of the Winner of the Competition: $200
Winner: Lawrence House


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