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Junior Computer Science major part of winning team in pitch competition

Iffat Siddiqi, Computer Science, and Sirawar Matin, Athletic Training, invented specialized slippers that use augmented reality and interactive games to entice children to be active.

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students and mentor with third place prize from UPitchNJ Competition
Sirawar Matin, left, and Iffat Siddiqi, center, celebrate their UPitchNJ prize with Prof. Jason Frasca.

The students took third place for their product NeatSweeps in the third annual UPitchNJ, an innovative statewide collegiate business model competition showcasing the Garden State’s top young talent.

Matin and Siddiqi, who are EOF Scholars at the university, also won the Audience Choice Award, which included a $100 gift card. The students were taught and mentored by Prof. Jason Frasca as they completed the Feliciano Center’s Certificate of Entrepreneurship.

Montclair State is the only school to win a prize every year in the contest.

Watch NeatSweeps, and 13 other Montclair State teams, compete for $80,000 in prizes on May 2 in Montclair State’s fifth annual pitch contest, the BulbHead Inventors Day for Aspiring Entrepreneurs, generously funded by AJ Khubani, founder of TeleBrands and BulbHead.

The UPitchNJ event was held April 20 at Montclair State University. Princeton and Rutgers universities hosted the contest in prior years. Read more about the event in the Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship article!