Holloway Prize Championship Round

Holloway Prize Competition and Reception
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

1 p.m. Student entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas
4:30 p.m. Celebratory reception and awards ceremony
The Paul J. Holloway Entrepreneur of the Year will be announced at the reception. 
Paul College | 10 Garrison Avenue | Durham, NH

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Championship Round
1:00 p.m. Competition Opening
1:05 p.m. Pathlete
1:32 p.m. blended.
1:59 p.m. YouScheduler
2:26 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. Half Acre Beekeeping
3:27 p.m. O2 & You
3:54 p.m. PassCrypt
4:30 p.m. Celebratory reception and awards ceremony

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Information on the 2018 championship round judges and teams will be added as confirmed. Please check back. 

2018 Teams

Marsh Award

People's Choice Award

2017 Judges

2018 Entrepreneur of the Year

Sponsors

Past Winners

73 entries were narrowed down to 20 teams that competed at the Bud Albin Challenge Round on April 20. From there, the top 6 teams were chosen to compete in the championship round.

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2018 TEAMS

blended.​
blended. is a unique wine and tapas bar. We offer new Americana style food, a high quality and diverse wine list, and a never before seen blending bar in which customers will be able to create their own wines from 100% varietals. With an experimental and educational twist to the typical wine tasting, we will draw in the wine lovers of the area and those seeking an explorative gastronomical experience.

Caitlyn Pzydrowski, PAUL (Hometown: Chanhassen, MN)
Christopher Rossi, PAUL (Hometown: Newington, NH)
Katelyn Smith, PAUL (Hometown: Chepachet, RI)
​Genevieve Wolfe, PAUL (Hometown: Tolland, CT)
Faculty Advisor: Nelson Barber

Half-Acre Beekeeping
Half-Acre Beekeeping is a series of sustainable micro-apiaries located on farms on the NH seacoast. We offer customers the chance to own a HiveShare, a fully-customized, professionally-managed beehive at one of our sites. HiveShare customers receive raw honey from their own hive every year, while we do all of the work! HiveShare customers also receive invitations to exclusive events, seasonal updates on their bees, artisanal recipe suggestions, unique swag, and more. Together with our customers and local farmers, we're building a healthier, more sustainable model for beekeeping -- for the bees and for our community. Learn more here!

Andrew DeMeo, COLSA (Hometown: Manchester, NH)
Faculty Advisor: Ian Grant

O2 & You
O2 & You develops products that inform users of pollution levels and related risks in a way that is manageable to the everyday person. O2 & You's product line, BreatheCollection, is comprised of: BreatheSmart, a wearable air quality sensor with connections to a mobile application and a website; BreatheCollect, a stationary version of BreatheSmart; BreatheData, a subscription package of our aggregated data.​

Amanda Lee, PAUL (Hometown: Bedford, NH)
Keelan McCoole, PAUL (Hometown: Bedford, NH)
Francesca Molinari, PAUL (Hometown: Queensbury, NY)
Caroline Quintal, CEPS (Hometown: Richmond, VT)
Kristin Snyder, CEPS (Hometown: Glendale, AZ)
​Joel Nkounkou, CEPS (Hometown: Dover, NH)
Faculty Advisor: Jeff Sohl

PassCrypt
PassCrypt is a decentralized platform that safely and securely stores your passwords. When software manages your passwords for you, having to remember each of them is no longer a necessity and you are free to generate highly complex passwords for every site you use. PassCrypt is more secure than other password managers, given its decentralized nature. In a world where data security is of vital importance and more essential than ever before, PassCrypt is an essential tool for everyone.​ Learn more here

Brandon Bryant, CEPS (Hometown: Manchester, NH) 
Colin Small, CEPS (Hometown: Los Altos, CA)
Angela Tidd, PAUL (Hometown: Alton Bay, NH)
Dylan Wheeler, CEPS & COLA (Hometown: Bow, NH)
Faculty Advisor: Russell Miles

Pathlete
Pathlete provides athletes and coaches a practical online service to make the athletic recruitment process more accessible and effective to its participants. One of our core value propositions is its ability to minimize both the time coaches spend looking for potential recruits, and the time athletes spend looking for college athletic programs. Using machine learning and suggestive search, coaches are recommended athletes that are most likely to excel on their team, and athletes are recommended the most suitable athletic programs. Additionally, the platform allows athletes and coaches to seamlessly and securely communicate with one another. Pathlete uses algorithmic matching in fields of academics, athletic statistics and personal profile traits to help athletes get recruited and coaches develop stronger teams.

Joe Scheidler, COLA, Major: Political Science,  (Hometown: Exeter, NH)
Brandon Smith, CEPS, Major: Computer Science (Hometown: Rutland, MA)
Faculty Advisor: Ian Grant

YouScheduler 
YouScheduler is a streamlined college course scheduling web-application. Our product focuses on simplifying the process of building tentative schedules, by prompting students to input their courses, personal preferences, and breaks. The breaks are completely customizable, allowing the user to section time for lunch, work, and any other commitments. Within seconds, up to 25 schedules are displayed with the professors, locations, restrictions, and CRNs providing all information required for registration.​

Kristian Comer, CEPS (Hometown: Hudson, NH)
Francesco Alessandro Stefano Mikulis-Borsoi, CEPS (Hometown: Nashua, NH)
Faculty Advisor: Ian Grant

 

PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD

VOTE for your favorite of the 2018 Holloway Prize Competitions finalist team the People’s Choice Award.

 

 

2017 JUDGES

M. Jacqueline Eastwood
Entrepreneur

M. Jacqueline Eastwood is the retired co-founder and CEO of Salient Surgical Technologies Inc., which was sold to Medtronic for $550 million. Prior to Salient, Eastwood was a VP with Medtronic, Inc., from 1987 to 1998. At Medtronic, Eastwood was VP general manager of Medtronic CardioCare, Medtronic BioMedicus and VP Corporate Ventures.

Eastwood has served on a number of private and public company boards and is the recipient of numerous awards for her contributions in entrepreneurial and technology initiatives. She currently is a member of the board of directors for the Wentworth Douglass Foundation. She is a founder of The Global Child, a school for street children in Cambodia, and was on the boards of New Hampshire Biomedical Council, as well as the CEO Forum and the Center for Family Business at UNH.

Eric Goodwin
Owner, Goodwin Hospitality

Eric Goodwin is owner and president of Goodwin Hospitality, which offers management recruiting, professional mystery shopping, innovative guest surveys and feedback programs, as well as support in recruiting and exit interviews, and a franchise referral program.

Goodwin also is owner of the Friendly Toast restaurants in Portsmouth, Cambridge and Back Bay in Boston, and is planning a fourth location in Bedford later this year. Additionally, he is owner of CampusFeedback.com, which measures the tour process for colleges (including UNH) and other aspects of the student experience; an investor in NOBL cold brew coffee; and on the board of advisors for the UNH Hospitality Management program.

Goodwin holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Plymouth State University.

Thomas D. Malkoski ’78
Former President, CEO and Director, Penford Corporation

As CEO/president for the last 20 years, and board of directors for both public and private companies for more than 13 years, Thomas Malkoski is a builder of businesses and transformational leader with a record of generating shareholder value. Since 2002, he has served as CEO, president and a member of the board of directors for Penford Corporation, until the sale of the company to Ingredion in mid-2015.  Penford was a leading developer and manufacturer of specialty ingredients in global food & beverage, paper & packaging, and biomaterials. Since 2015, Malkoski has been an advisor with multiple private equity firms evaluating buyout opportunities.

Prior to joining Penford, Malkoski served as president and CEO of Griffith Laboratories (renamed Griffith Foods), North America from 1997 to 2001; CEO of Floral Plant Growers from 1996 to 1997; and vice president – Asia Pacific Region - for Chiquita Brands International from 1991to 1995. Malkoski began his career at The Procter & Gamble Company, progressing through major food division (Pringles, Duncan Hines, Jif) brand and category management responsibilities from 1980 to 1991.

Malkoski served as a board advisor from 2002 to 2016 with Libby Perszyk Kathman, a privately held world leader in brand imaging, strategic positioning and design. He received an MBA from the University of Michigan in 1980, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of New Hampshire in 1978.

Gregory E. Sancoff
President & CEO, Live Pure
President & CEO, Juliet Marine

Gregory E. Sancoff is an exceptionally successful inventor, investor and management specialist who has lucratively started or turned around every company he has been associated with over the past 34 years. The innovation, ingenuity and problem solving skills he uses to meet challenges have resulted in the award of 51 patents, with additional patents pending.

Sancoff’s strength is in recognizing problems, technical or management, and developing successful solutions in a very short period of time. As a result, he has served in executive positions including president/CEO and chairman of the board of directors, in all companies he has founded or acquired. These companies include Block Design/Block Medical, River Medical, IVAC, ONUX Medical, Juliet Marine Systems, Inc. and Live Pure, Inc.

Alison Stebbins, CPA
Recently Retired Vice President, Head of Vendor Management, Fidelity Investments

Alison Stebbins has worked at numerous financial institutions, including the accounting firms Deloitte and Touche and Ernst and Young. She then started her own accounting firm, Stebbins CPA, in Manchester, N.H.  In 2000, she joined Fidelity Investments. For six years Stebbins held a leadership role at Fidelity’s largest regional center in Merrimack, N.H., as the general manager. She also was part of Fidelity’s procurement team, heading up corporate accounts payable and vendor management. 
 
Stebbins was chosen as the 2008 N.H. Business Leader by Business New Hampshire Magazine. She also has been recognized as one of the state’s 10 most powerful business people by the same publication. In 2008, she was honored along with her husband Hank with the City Year New Hampshire Lifetime of Community Service Award. 
 
Stebbins is a trustee of the Community College System of New Hampshire. She has served on numerous boards of directors, including those of the Heritage United Way, Greater Manchester YMCA, Business and Industry Association of NH, Delta Dental, Audubon, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and University of New Hampshire business school’s Dean’s Advisory Board. Stebbins is on the steering committee for Change Direction, New Hampshire, a national group that is promoting more awareness of mental health issues in schools and the workplace.
 
Stebbins holds several degrees, including a bachelor's in anthropology from Mount Holyoke College, a master's degree in accounting from Northeastern University and a master's degree in taxation from Bentley College. 

Rouzbeh Yassini, Ph.D.
CEO, YAS Capital Partners

Rouzbeh Yassini is CEO of YAS Capital Partners and acting executive director of the University of New Hampshire Broadband Center of Excellence. He is widely regarded as the “father of the cable modem,” reflecting his pioneering work in cable broadband technology as the founder and CEO of LANCity, and as a prominent contributor to the CableLabs Data over Cable Services Interface Specification.

In recognition of his dedication and meaningful contributions to the broadband cable industry, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association awarded Rouzbeh with a 2004 Vanguard Award, the organization’s highest honor. He was most recently inducted as a member of the Cable Television Pioneers - Class of 2012.

Rouzbeh is the author of Planet Broadband (Cisco Press), a humanized look at broadband technology, and is frequently interviewed and quoted in the press for his vision on the future of broadband. He has served as a board member on a number of privately and publicly held companies, has served as a senior executive consultant with CableLabs, Comcast and Cablevision on numerous programs relating to broadband technologies, and has been a member of the Liberty Global  advisory technology board since 2001. Rouzbeh also was founder of the Yassini Broadband Knowledge Center in Boston, offering research grants and facilities to investigate fresh ideas in Broadband technologies.

Rouzbeh holds an honorary doctorate degree in science and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from West Virginia University, an honorary doctorate degree from Merrimack College, as well as an equivalent MBA from General Electric’s Financial Management Program.

MODERATOR

Jennifer Griffith
Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior and Management, Paul College

 

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

The Paul J. Holloway Entrepreneur of the Year will be announced at the reception.

 

 

 

SPONSORS

Paul and Anna Grace Holloway
Bud Albin Entrepreneurship Fund
Charles and Miriam Nelson Fund for Business Innovation
Michael and Lynn Marsh
Goddard Technologies
Pierce Atwood
PixelMEDIA

 

 

PAST WINNERS

2017
Max Miller
Sam Warach

2016
Cassidy Croci
Brianna Leclerc
William Tavernas
Allison Wood

2015
A.J. Asbury
Ian Marshall
Everton Parkinson
Sean Whittier

2014
Emily Stone

2013
Craig Litherland

2012
Andrew Jaccoma
Olha Johnson

2011

Timothy Harmon
Scott Olsen
Jessica Streitmater

2010
Iulia Barbu
Keith Teeter

2009
Chris Suprock

2008
Anna Boisvert
Gregory Richardson
Sebastian Titz

2007
Christopher Matrumalo
Lacey Knight
George Melchior
Frenc Gyurscan
Charles O'Donnell
Mark Johnson

2006
Andrew Demeusy
Gabrielle DiPerri
Lindsey Jambard
Christopher Langsten
Joseph Mardo
Jill Harkness
Peter Houde
Jacquelyn Parks
Joe Iannone
Dennis Wells

2005
Gregg Cerveny
Christopher Cooper
Sharon Morrison
Jessica Dicker
Joshua Vogel
Scott Mullin

2004
Jason Bourn
John Leary
Glenn Margosian
Christina Downs
William Hurd
Christa Tsoukalas

2003
Jim Losee
Michael Carmichael
Denise Laferte
Edward Rowe
Louis Levine
Justin Gamester
Jessica de Pontbriand

2002
Andrew Molloy
Matthew Scruton
Jeff McDonald
Andrea Tully

2001
Laura Bahr
Peng Li
Zhihong Xu
Brian Fuller
Heather Townsend

2000
Bruce Sommer
Kristie LaPierre

1999
Jesse O’Rourke
Jaime Berryman
Justin Jean

1998
Debra Parry
Chad Sawyer
Jeremy Sawyer

1997
Matthew Found
Katherine Pouliot
David Emanuel

1996
David Bernier
Keith Ogren
Jonathon Sallade
Daniel Lawrence
Drew Nucci

1995
David Marshall
Jessie O’Connor
Sean Fisher
Robert Davis

1994
Juan Seleme
Michael O’Brien
Sheila Socha

1993
Alison Como
Keshini Wijesundera
Nicole Truman
Brian Thomas

1992
Kristina Magnusson
Christine Hennessey

1991
Marc Delisle
Kevin Dixon
Martin Kurowski
Timothy Stotz
Scott Daniels

1990
Weber Shill
Suzanne Cepaitis

1989
Mary Lawrence
Lisa Prue
Brett Chamberlain
Dean Raft