Six Finalists Announced for Attman Competitive Business Prize

Leonard and Phyllis Attman Competitive Business PrizeSix student and alumni finalists for the University of Baltimore’s 2015 Leonard and Phyllis Attman Competitive Business Prize have been announced by the University’s Merrick School of Business and the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The group will compete to claim the top prize at an event scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 17 beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the atrium of the William H. Thumel Sr. Business Center (home of the Merrick School of Business), 11 W. Mt. Royal Ave., and in the adjacent M. Scot Kaufman Auditorium.

The Leonard and Phyllis Attman Competitive Business Prize provides seed funding for business ventures for University of Baltimore students and alumni. Now in its second year, and a highlight of Global Entrepreneurship Week, the competition is UB’s version of the hit TV series, Shark Tank: Finalists compete for cash prizes—this year totaling $16,000 in cash and in-kind services—before a live audience and expert judges.  The competition’s winnings provide seed funding for existing innovative business ventures.

This year’s finalists are:

  • Gretchen LeGrand, representing her company, Changed Diapers. LeGrand is a Yale Gordon College of Arts and Science alumna. Changed Diapers is a diaper company on a mission: For every diaper bought, another is donated to a mother in need.
  • Lisa Phillips, representing her company, Celeebrate Us. Phillips is an MBA student in the Merrick School of Business. Celeebrate Us is a full-service online gift basket company which also includes a “Build-A-Basket” workshop.
  • Monique Reid, representing her company, Advanced Laboratory Services. Reid is a student in the Merrick School of Business. Advanced Laboratory Services is a medical laboratory that plans to provide concierge services to people who can’t get to the lab.
  • Takia Ross, representing her company, Accessmatized. Ross is a Yale Gordon College of Arts and Science alumna. Accessmatized is a traveling make-up artistry service that provides professional and affordable on-location make-up services.
  • Ryan Schuman, representing his company, Bubbleball MD. Schuman is an MBA student in the Merrick School of Business. BubbleBall MD is a bubble soccer rental company.
  • Shane Yeager, representing his company, DC Visionaries. Yeager is a student in the Merrick School of Business. DC Visionaries is a digital creative company specializing in the production of live video and animation.

Learn more about the Attman Competitive Business Prize.

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Finalists Announced for the 2015 Rise to the Challenge Competition

A group 11 University of Baltimore students have been selected as finalists for UB’s Rise to the Challenge Pitch Competition- a competition sponsored by the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. These entrepreneurs will face off on Thursday, April 16, as judges consider the merits of their new and existing business ventures. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Town Hall in UB’s Learning Commons, 1415 Maryland Ave.

The finalists and their categories, plus the name of their proposals, are

Graduate Students – Existing Business

  • Jamal Jackson, for Titan Recycling
  • Stacy Stube, for AVEH Art Village Education Hub

Graduate Students – New Business Idea

  • Antonio Asa, for Levite Wines
  • Jasmin Cabeza, for Senior Advisement and Technology Services
  • Jessica Welch, for Sounding Sea

Undergraduate Students – Existing Business

  • Collin Corcoran, for Premier Property Preservation
  • Isaac Loyal Jr., for Crown Magazines
  • Opeyemi Thomas, for Roadi

Undergraduate Students – New Business Idea

  • Joseph Napoli, for Unleash the Beach
  • Joe Reeb, for EduMarket
  • Monique Reid, for Medical Laboratory Launch

The Rise to the Challenge Pitch Competition offers prize packages of cash awards and professional services. Learn more.

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Chris Wilson Wins First Attman Competitive Business Prize Competition

It’s a national phenomenon, and it’s found a home at the University of Baltimore: It’s entrepreneurship, and it’s growing stronger everyday – not just in the Merrick School of Business, but all across our campus. This movement has inspired hundreds of students, professors, alumni and UB supporters. Take local entrepreneurs Phyllis and Leonard Attman, who saw this wave of entrepreneurial enthusiasm overtaking UB, and were inspired to assist the University’s entrepreneurial ecosystem with a significant gift that is generating students’ and alumni’s new ventures. Continue Reading →

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