2018 Pitch Deck Competition

The Speak2 Systems group accepting the first place check.Congratulations to the 2018 winning teams!

  1. First place: Speak2 Systems
  2. Second place: BoutiquePlus+
  3. Third place: home2home

Team Ashmad

Aishwarya Singh SHA ’22 and Madeline Hanscom HumEc ’22 propose to create a nonprofit organization that teaches special needs and disabled kids and adults basic hospitality skills, in hopes to position them for job opportunities.

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Team BoutiquePlus+

Xiaokun Qin SHA ’19 and Yennie Handika MMH ’19 aim to provide professional, local, up-to-date, and integrated digital marketing management solutions for the fast-growing Chinese boutique hotels.

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Team home2home

Sebastian Barrera MMH ’19 and Kathy Lin MHA ’19 propose to offer young traveling professionals mid-length stay apartments with all accommodations one would find in their own home.

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Team Speak2 Systems

Ori Belson MAE ’19 and Tim Buttigieg SHA ’19 are focused on improving the well-being and quality of life of intubated patients within intensive care units worldwide. Hoping to improve the recovery process for such patients, especially those who might otherwise require increased levels of sedation and introduction to opioid drugs.

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Special thanks to our judges

Finals Judges

Felix Litvinsky, Blackstone LaunchPad, Cornell University
Denise Ramzy, Dyson School, Cornell University
Jules Sieburgh, Jules A Sieburgh, LLC

Semi-finals Judges

Yaniv Blumenfeld, Glacier Global Partners
Jeanne Bowerman ’86, Script Magazine
Diana Dobin, Valley Forge Fabrics
Marisa Sergi ’15, RedHead Brands
Brad Treat MBA ’02, Cornell University
Ellen Yui, Yui+Company

Two women presenting at the 2018 PDC
Audience member asking a question at PDC 2018