Baruch College and AT&T Host Nationwide Fast Pitch Competition

Photo by Marissa Bramwell
Winners selected in four categories

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NEW YORK, NY- May 16, 2012 – Baruch College and AT&T presented entrepreneurs from around United States an opportunity to capitalize on their problem-solving skills and business development expertise by competing in the AT&T and Baruch College Fast Pitch Competition.

More than 100 entries were submitted for the two-month-long competition, which was hosted through the Field Center for Entrepreneurship in the Zicklin School of Business.  Competitors selected a competition track to follow for submitting their projects. The competition tracks were Wealth (focusing on e-commerce, retailing business services, advertising); Education & Health (focusing on Classroom collaboration, teaching aids, educational gamification, sports, diagnostics); and Enjoyment (focusing on social networking, gaming, entertainment of all kinds).

Teams competed for a prize of $2,000 in each competition track. The winners were: Estimize, Leigh Drogen, presenter and CEO (Wealth track); GZPoints.com, Kofi Frimpong, presenter and CEO (Education & Health track); Zazum, Inc., James Martinez, presenter NON-CEO (Enjoyment track); and  Pixleee, Awad Sayeed a Baruch student, presenter and CEO (Student track).

Beginning in March, teams developed executive summary templates and two-minute video pitches. On May 15, eight finalists made their five-minute presentations to a panel of judges from Baruch College, AT&T and other technology and financial organizations.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Manny Romero, (646) 660-6141, manuel.romero@baruch.cuny.edu

Mercedes Sanchez, (646) 660-6112, mercedes.sanchez@baruch.cuny.edu