Sarah M. Pritchett
Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304) 384-6312, firstname.lastname@example.org
After 4 p.m.
Nov. 13, 2020
CONCORD UNIVERSITY HOSTS ANNUAL PITCH COMPETITION
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.