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Lineup of students competing for $10,000 on May 3

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We are excited to announce the students who will be competing in the fourth annual student pitch contest at Montclair State. The Bright Ideas Inventors Day for Aspiring Entrepreneurs contest will be held 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, at the 7th floor conference center in University Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

The student teams will pitch in the order outlined below. Info about each team includes team member names, majors and hometowns. After the prelim rounds in the morning of May 3, pizza will be served at approximately 12:30 p.m. The final round of pitches will begin approximately 2 p.m., with the $10,000 winning team being announced approximately 4:30 p.m.

Montclair State students who attend the event can enter a raffle to win one of three prizes, courtesy of Residence Life: an iPad, Kindle or Magic Bullet blender. Free raffle tickets will be given to students, with a university ID, 1:30-2:00 p.m. The raffle winners will be announced at 4 p.m.; students must be present to win.

The Bright Ideas Inventors Day for Aspiring Entrepreneurs contest is generously funded by alumnus AJ Khubani.

More info about the event, and to sign up to attend:

Order of team pitches on May 3:

FIRST PRELIM ROUND – 8:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.:

1. SPOT Vac
ana Tirico, Theatre Studies, grad student, Lodi
David Mizrahi, Theatre Studies, grad student, Lodi

2. Urban Nomadic
Altarik Banks, Psychology, junior, East Orange
Joshua Miller, Management, junior, Lodi

3. EmpaMask
Joe LeRoy, Business, junior, Vernon
Hana Mershon, Business, senior, Lambertville
Daniel Schoberegger, Computer Science, senior, Graz, Austria

4. Car Coat
Faith Cross
, Retail Merchandising & Management, senior, Morganville
Alexis Duran, Studio Arts, senior, Lawrenceville

5. 3D Supports
Catherine Ayala, Fine Arts, junior, Marlboro
Christian Manning, Mathematics, junior, Hackensack
Kenechukwu Ochibili, Computer Science, senior, Paterson

6. Fit B
Jamie Wisniewski, Public and Organizational Relations, MBA student, Montclair
Selena Alvarez, Marketing, senior, Carteret

7. Clean Cutlery
Michael Riabov
, Justice Studies, senior, Montvale
Christopher Serrano, Information Technology, junior, Hoboken
Cesar Sosa, Computer Science, senior, Perth Amboy

Alexander Kasimos
, Information Technology, junior, Merchantville
Orlando Taylor, Economics, junior, Palisades Park

9. Financial B.O.S.S.
Cashem Lateif Holland
, Information/Technology Management & Business Analytics (Entrepreneurship minor), senior, Brooklyn, NY
Elena Guazzi, Marketing, junior, Quebec, Canada

10. Drinks and Delicacies
Joseph Brigley
, Exercise Science, grad student, Bergenfield
Miguel DaSilva, Sociology, junior, Union
Alexandra Tevis, Marketing, junior, Scotch Plains

11. BouchicMade
Makeda Bozeman
, Psychology, junior, Irvington
Zoe Hanauer, Fashion Studies, senior, Livingston
Aimee Vizzuso, Fashion Studies, senior, Montville

SECOND PRELIM ROUND – 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.:

12. Vego Ego
Cristina Diaz, Fashion Studies, junior, West New York
Jahlisa Prunty, Justice Studies, junior, Fanwood
Carolyn Mathieu, Chemistry, grad student, Jersey City

13. Grindstone Nutriments
Quinn Cummings, Sociology, junior, Verona
Anthony Milazzo, Economics, junior, Robbinsville

14. LetsGoal
Daniel H. Lee
, Finance, senior, Fort Lee
Natalia Lopez, Psychology, senior, Pequannock

15. Uncover
Bobby Esposito, Psychology and Criminal Justice (Business minor), senior, Bridgewater
Harold Garcia, Finance and Marketing (Psychology minor), senior, Dover

16. Elaion
Alexis Johnson
, Fine Arts, senior, East Orange
Sophie Kunert, Illustration, sophomore, Bloomfield
Kristen Martinelli, English, senior, Pompton Lakes

17. Wonder Wear Studios
Amanda Daurio, Undeclared, sophomore, Bogota
Morgan Reilly, Marketing, junior, Spotswood
Geraldine Rivas, Management, junior, Paterson

18. SofiSoftware
Siani Jordan, Psychology, junior, Sicklerville
Kayla Watts, Marketing, sophomore, Freehold

19. Virtual Split
Cesar Enrriquez
, Sculpting, junior, Newark
Max Gallo, Psychology, senior, Fair Lawn
Claudel Saintilien, Computer Science, junior, West Orange
Samuel Mitchell, Film making, junior, Medford

20. SocialLight Games
Catherine Payne-Lewis, Master of Arts in Teaching (N.M.U.T.R.), grad student, Newark
Jorge Villacreses, Master of Arts in Teaching (N.M.U.T.R.), grad student, Union

21. Connector Protector
Justin Rich
, Television Production and Digital Media, senior, Montclair
Dan Rivas, Fine Arts and Printmaking, junior, Parsippany