Howard Community College Students Pitch Ideas at Fall Entrepreneurial Celebration
Twelve Howard Community College students pitched their innovative business ideas in a judged competition during the college’s December 7, 2021 Entrepreneurial Celebration, sponsored by HCC’s Center for Entrepreneurial & Business Excellence, Columbia Patuxent Rotary Club, and the Howard County Chamber of Commerce.
In this bi-annual event, top students from HCC’s entrepreneurship and creativity classes have five minutes to present their business ideas to a panel of business professionals and are then scored based on presentation, content, and time. The Rotary Rocket Pitch prize is presented to the top two presenters, with an award of $1,800 for first prize and $700 for placing second. Additional cash prizes are awarded to the third-place winner and the People’s Choice, chosen by the audience.
During the Fall Entrepreneurial Celebration, the following students were recognized:
1st place went to Seth Greenberg for his business, Track Them Down, a service that maps pest infestations to alert users of high infestation and sanitation issues.
2nd place was awarded to David Longard with Zala, an internet browser that prioritizes user privacy and data security.
3rd place was awarded to Seunghyeon Lee for his business, Umai Omakase, a culturally-immersive dining experience where customers ‘leave it up to’ the chef.
The People’s Choice was tied between Dennaya Vaughn with Sweet Pheromones, Martin Kim with TrackLot, and Netra Bhatt with Click.
The Center for Entrepreneurial & Business Excellence helps aspiring and existing business owners and students develop themselves and their businesses. Students may enroll in the entrepreneurship certificate which includes individualized training. For more information on how to apply and register for classes, visit howardcc.edu/apply. Howard Community College’s winter session begins January 3, 2022. Spring classes begin January 29, 2022.