Sarah M. Pritchett
Concord University
Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304) 384-6312,

After 4 p.m.
Office: 304-384-5211
Cell: 304-320-6405

Nov. 13, 2020


ATHENS, W.Va. – Concord University hosted its 3rd annual pitch competition on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020 via Zoom. The winners were as follows:

1st place ($500): Kaelea Smith and Melinda Goda, with Hello Dorm, a meal delivery service catering to college students. Kaelea is a junior from Scarbro, WV, majoring in social work, and minoring in sociology and criminology.   Melinda is a junior from Plainfield, IN majoring in computer science, and minoring in business administration and physics.

1st place ($500): Issac Prather, with iSquirt, a condiment delivery product.  Issac is a junior from Summersville, WV, majoring in recreation tourism and management, and minoring in business administration.

2nd place ($250): Christabel Ofodile, with Culture Corner, an international cuisine restaurant. Chris is a senior from Abuja, Nigeria, majoring in business administration with a concentration in management, and minoring in entrepreneurship.

3rd place ($100): Bryleigh Davis and Roger Hamm, with House MD, a medical provider app.  Bryleigh is a freshman from Athens, WV majoring in business administration. Roger is a freshman from Princeton, WV majoring in business administration.

Issac Prather was also the winner of the popular vote, which received $150. All attendees were allowed to submit a vote at the end of the competition for their favorite pitch.

“I couldn’t have been more excited for all of the contestants.  They all did such a great job, answered the judges’ questions, and were really well prepared with their pitches,” stated Dr. Angela Addair, Director of Entrepreneurial Studies.

“Given that this was all virtual, a new format, I was hopeful we would have a good turnout.  We ended up having a very successful competition, and some amazing ideas!” she said.


Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679 extension 6086 if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.

An aerial shot of Concord University, with Rahall in the foreground