Bud Albin Challenge Round

2016 BUD ALBIN Challenge

Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics
10 Garrison Avenue, Durham, NH
Friday - April 22, 2016
1:00 - 4:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

In the Bud Albin Challenge Round students vie for one of six spaces in the Holloway Prize Innovation-to-Market Competition Championship Round. Teams present their business concepts to a panel of judges using PowerPoint, a poster and a prototype of their innovation if available. Students are allotted ten minutes to present to the panel of judges comprised of representatives from business and industry, followed by 15 minutes of Q&A with the judges.

6 CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS - May 11, 2016

Atmsphr
Martha Dempsey, PAUL
Mikayla Fritsch, PAUL
Faculty Advisor: Dan Innis, Ph.D.

BeetleBoards
Lyndsay Levin, PAUL
Erica Warish, PAUL
Faculty Advisor: Andrew Earle, Ph.D.

ENERg: CampLamp
(formerly Harness - Gravitational Energy Storage Device)
Nathan Doskocil, CEPS
Brian Finney, PAUL
Liam O'Connor, CEPS
Nicholas Shaw, CEPS
Faculty Advisor: Andrew Earle, Ph.D.

EnterPlayment Risk Services
Dante Broadbent, CHHS
Faculty Advisor: Hachemi Aliouche, Ph.D.

LilyPad
Kathryn Aiken, PAUL
Devin McMahon, PAUL
Faculty Advisor: Neil Niman, Ph.D.

NH DreamTech
Cassidy Croci, PAUL
Briana Leclerc, PAUL
Will Taveras, CEPS
Allison Wood, CEPS
Faculty Advisor: Jeffrey Sohl, Ph.D.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Challenge Round Teams (alpha by title)

Aquatic Autonomous Solutions
Aaron Connolly, CEPS
John Perella, CEPS
Tim Panella, CEPS
Milo Whittaker, PAUL
Faculty Advisor: May-Win Thein, Ph.D.

Atmsphr
Martha Dempsey, PAUL
Mikayla Fritsch, PAUL
Faculty Advisor: Dan Innis, Ph.D.

BeetleBoards
Lyndsay Levin, PAUL
Erica Warish, PAUL
Faculty Advisor: Andrew Earle, Ph.D.

Bodiya
Alex Pacocha, PAUL
Axel Ragnarsson, PAUL
Faculty Advisor: Andrew Earle, Ph.D.

Bus-y Buddy
Catherine Putney, PAUL GRAD
Faculty Advisor: Robert A. Gough, Jr., Ph.D.

Byte Size
Joseph Ferraro, PAUL
Alexander Ossinger, PAUL
Ian Szilagyi, PAUL
Faculty Advisor: Elizabeth Varki, Ph.D.

Cask & Keeper
Jason Reuter, COLA
Faculty Advisor: Andrew Earle, Ph.D

Cerebrum
Grace Patton, PAUL
Ryan Moray, PAUL
Linh Viet My Nguyen, PAUL
Tuan Nguyen, PAUL
Faculty Advisor: Hachemi Aliouche, Ph.D.

Drew and Matt's Low-Sugar Hard Cider
Matthew Lipkind, PAUL
Andrew Pearson, PAUL
Faculty Advisor: Devkamal Dutta

EnterPlayment Risk Services
Dante Broadbent, CHHS
Faculty Advisor: Hachemi Aliouche, Ph.D.

ENERg: CampLamp
(formerly Harness - Gravitational Energy Storage Device)
Nathan Doskocil, CEPS
Brian Finney, PAUL
Liam O'Connor, CEPS
Nicholas Shaw, CEPS
Faculty Advisor: Andrew Earle, Ph.D.

LilyPad
Kathryn Aiken, PAUL
Devin McMahon, PAUL
Faculty Advisor: Neil Niman, Ph.D.

Muse-Link
Evan Cuneo, PAUL
Faculty Advisor: Andrew Earle, Ph.D.

NH DreamTech
Cassidy Croci, PAUL
Briana Leclerc, PAUL
Will Taveras, CEPS
Allison Wood, CEPS
Faculty Advisor: Jeffrey Sohl, Ph.D.

One of A Kind 
Ashley Pilotte, PAUL
Faculty Advisor: Devkamal Dutta, Ph.D.

Project OASIS
Paige Balcom, CEPS
Mikalah Little, COLSA
Sid Nigam, CEPS
Kendre Rodriguez, PAUL
Faculty Advisor: Todd Guerdat, Ph.D.

Stick-n-Coach
Charles McConville, PAUL
James Regan, PAUL
Faculty Advisor: Andrew Earle, Ph.D.

UNH Underwater ROV
Matthew Falbe, CEPS
Sital Khatiwada, CEPS
Robert Swan, CEPS
Shawn Swist, CEPS
Faculty Advisor: May-Win Thein, Ph.D.

WhiteTop
Aleeza Goodman, CEPS
Christopher King, CEPS
Faculty Advisor: Devkamal Dutta, Ph.D.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Benefactor:

Harold C. "Bud" Albin, Jr. '55 is an active and generous supporter of his alma mater, most notably in the area of entrepreneurship and business development.

After working full-time and attending the University of Maryland part-time, Bud Albin enrolled at the University of New Hampshire. Following graduation, Mr. Albin entered the U.S. Navy Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island, and became a Naval Aviator. He was attached to squadrons in Georgia, Rhode Island and Virginia, piloting all weather fighter/interceptors.

In 1961, Mr. Albin joined a small company that manufactured steel parts. He continued his active participation in the Naval Reserve in flying status and was promoted to Officer-in-Charge. Mr. Albin retired from the Naval Reserve in 1978 at the rank of Captain.

While serving in the Reserve, he founded Albin Industries, which sold copying supplies. Shortly after its start-up, Mr. Albin expanded the company to include the sale and servicing of copier and fax machines. When sold to Konica Business Machines in 1995, Albin Industries had grown to a business employing 185 people.

In honor of his fiftieth class reunion, Mr. Albin established the endowment that bears his name to encourage and advance entrepreneurship within the Whittemore School of Business and Economics and support activities related to entrepreneurship, primarily in New Hampshire.

The Albin Entrepreneurship Fund supports faculty and administrative programs that link students with entrepreneurs; provides consulting support for new start-up companies; supports lectures and in-residence programs; funds external entrepreneurship competitions; and brings UNH students, faculty, and industry experts to the larger community.

Mr. Albin earned his Bachelor of Science at the University of New Hampshire, was awarded an MBA degree from Wayne State College and completed Harvard University's Owner/President Management program.

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