Holloway Prize Championship Round

Holloway Prize Competition and Reception
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Paul College | 10 Garrison Avenue | Durham, NH

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2018 WINNERS

Marsh Award

People's Choice Award

2018 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 WINNING TEAMS

 

1st Place

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 

 

2nd Place + Marsh Award

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, Major: Data Science Masters Candidate (Hometown: Manchester, NH) 
Colin Small, CEPS, Major: Computer Science (Hometown: Los Altos, CA)
Angela Tidd, PAUL, Major: Business Administration with option in Information Systems & Business Analytics (Hometown: Alton, NH)
Dylan Wheeler, CEPS & COLA, Major: Information Technology & Philosophy (Hometown: Bow, NH)
Faculty Advisor: Russell Miles

 

3rd Place

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

Runners Up

(alphabetical by project name)

blended.​ + People's Choice Award
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.

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, Major: Environmental Conservation & Sustainability (Hometown: Londonderry, 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

 

 

 

PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD

blended.

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

 

 

 

2018 JUDGES

Bob Dakin '77
Founder and Principal, BD Consulting

Bob Dakin is a highly accomplished, multi-channel, international, senior level retail leader, with a track record of delivering high quality sales growth with exceptional shareholder returns. He is the founder and principal of BD Consulting, a consulting practice focused on retail, digital commerce and a seamless customer experience.

He had direct P&L responsibility at Calvin Klein for a $725 million global retail business trading in 40 countries with more than 1,450 retail locations.

He has played a key role building some of the world’s most iconic brands, as SVP at Calvin Klein, SVP at JJill, EVP at Brooks Brothers, SVP at Ann Taylor and RVP at Lord & Taylor.

Bob is known for his outstanding operating skills and ability to identify and leverage new industry trends and market shifts. He has extensive expertise developing high-level business strategy and execution plans. He is experienced with turning around difficult or underperforming businesses.

Currently, Bob is a Senior Advisor at XRCLABS, an innovation accelerator for the next generation of disruptors in the retail and consumer goods sector. XRCLABS is a joint venture with Parsons School of Design and Harvard University innovation lab.

Bob also serves on the Board of the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics at The University of New Hampshire.

Bob is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

Jackie Eastwood
Entrepreneur

Jackie Eastwood is an entrepreneur and philanthropist who has lived in Durham for the past 18 years. She has a successful track record not only in business, but in education, having started a successful school in Cambodia and having worked recently with several UNH-affiliated entities.

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 Bio-Medicus and VP Corporate Development. Prior to Medtronic, Eastwood was director of sales & marketing for Impra, Inc. and area manager for Pitney Bowes, Inc.

Eastwood has served on a number of private and public company boards. She currently is a member of the University System of New Hampshire’s board of trustees and serves on 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 also chairman of the board of Quatic Apparel, a privately-held company based in Troy, NY, that makes and markets proprietary inflatable life vests. She also has served on the boards of the New Hampshire Biomedical Council, as well as the CEO Forum and the Center for Family Business at UNH. Past boards also include Computer Motion (RBOT), Itaska, Atherotech, Inc. and Percardia, Inc.

Eastwood is the recipient of numerous awards for her contributions in entrepreneurial and technology initiatives. They include: Honorary Associates Degree in Liberal Arts, Great Bay Community College (2015); Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year, New England –Medical Devices (2004); Judge for Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year (2005-2009); NH High Tech Council Finalist for the Entrepreneur of the Year (2006); and Keynote Speaker for the MassMEDIC Annual Investors Conference (2007).

Joseph G. Morone
Recently Retired Vice President and CEO of Albany International Corp.

Joseph G. Morone served as president and CEO of Albany International Corp. from 2005 to 2018. Albany, a public company (NYSE:AIN) with a $2-billion market cap, serves the aerospace and paper industries.

Before joining Albany International, Morone served as president of Bentley University for eight years, and before Bentley, as dean and professor at the Lally School of Management and Technology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Earlier in his career, he worked for the Keyworth Company, a consulting firm that specialized in technology management and science policy; GE’s Corporate Research and Development Center; and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Morone is on the board of trustees of the University System of New Hampshire, serving as vice chair of the board and chair of the Financial Affairs Committee. He previously served on numerous boards, including Albany International (chair of the governance committee),Transworld Entertainment Corporation (lead director), and Tufts Medical Center (chair).

Morone holds a Ph.D. from Yale University in political science. His publications include Winning in High-Tech Markets (Harvard Business School Press), and The Demise of Nuclear Power: Lessons for Democratic Control of Technology (Yale University Press) with E. Woodhouse.

Rouzbeh Yassini, Ph.D.
Father of Cable Modem, a Broadband Visionary, Innovator, Entrepreneur & Philanthropist

Rouzbeh Yassini is Founder of YAS Foundation 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

Mike Kukenberger

 

 

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

Jackie Eastwood

Entrepreneur

Jackie Eastwood is an entrepreneur and philanthropist who has lived in Durham for the past 18 years. She has a successful track record not only in business, but in education, having started a successful school in Cambodia and having worked recently with several UNH-affiliated entities.

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 Bio-Medicus and VP Corporate Development. Prior to Medtronic, Eastwood was director of sales & marketing for Impra, Inc. and area manager for Pitney Bowes, Inc.

Eastwood has served on a number of private and public company boards. She currently is a member of the University System of New Hampshire’s board of trustees and serves on 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 also chairman of the board of Quatic Apparel, a privately-held company based in Troy, NY, that makes and markets proprietary inflatable life vests. She also has served on the boards of the New Hampshire Biomedical Council, as well as the CEO Forum and the Center for Family Business at UNH. Past boards also include Computer Motion (RBOT), Itaska, Atherotech, Inc. and Percardia, Inc.

Eastwood is the recipient of numerous awards for her contributions in entrepreneurial and technology initiatives. They include: Honorary Associates Degree in Liberal Arts, Great Bay Community College (2015); Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year, New England –Medical Devices (2004); Judge for Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year (2005-2009); NH High Tech Council Finalist for the Entrepreneur of the Year (2006); and Keynote Speaker for the MassMEDIC Annual Investors Conference (2007).

 

 

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

2018
Kristian Comer
Francesco Alessandro Stefano Mikulis-Borsoi

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