The 2019 Paul J. Holloway Prize and Paul J. Holloway Entrepreneur of the Year

Winners Announced!

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Holloway Prize Velv
Jeremy Hitchcock Holloway Prize
VELV Holloway Prize

Jeremy Hitchcock has been awarded the 2019 Paul J. Holloway Entrepreneur of the Year. (center photo above)

The Bogey Bag has been awarded the 2019 People's Choice Award.

VELV - 1st Place (left and right photos above)
Bad breath - awkward silences - splitting the bill; there’s a lot to worry about on a first date. Your safety shouldn’t be one of them. VELV is a dating platform that provides peace of mind for your first date. Join VELV and feel good about firsts.

Christin Badylak-Reals, CEPS (Hometown: Plymouth, NH)
Jessica Lavallee, PAUL (Hometown: Keene, NH)
Matthew Ross, PAUL (Hometown: Londonderry, NH) 
Faculty Advisor: Ian Grant

Liquid Hops - 2nd Place
Every pint of beer uses the hop plant to contribute to its bitterness, aroma and flavor. However, larger breweries have a much easier time consistently securing hops due to their large purchase volume and low diversity of beers. This leaves small craft breweries paying a premium for the same hop, if they can even get an order to begin with. Liquid Hops will be an indoor hydroponic hop farming facility focused on expanding the growing season for hops and helping local craft breweries and brewpubs. The company’s vision is to not only expand the versatility of eco-friendly farming using hydroponics, but to help New England brewing thrive.

Jonathan Carrigan, CEPS (Hometown: Hampton, NH)
Faculty Advisor: Daniel Winans

The Bogey Bag - 3rd Place
The goal of The Bogey Bag is to change the way golfers manage their anger while on the golf course. The Bogey Bag is a punching bag that attaches to any golf cart allowing players to take their anger out in a fun and healthy way without paying the price of equipment replacement or injuries. Whether it is a gift for a friend, or a product for yourself, The Bogey Bag is a surefire way to enjoy the game more.

Steven Schnobrich, PAUL (Hometown: Stratham, NH)
Faculty Advisor: Ian Grant

Ease - Runner Up
Ease is an online platform that finds international students rental housing and facilitates the process of renting on a turnkey basis. Our mission is to provide international students with seamless experiences in their rental process and enhance their educational decision on studying abroad in the US.

Win Phyu Phyu Aung, PAUL (Hometown: Durham, NH)
Chau Nguyen, PAUL (Hometown: Durham, NH)
Zhen Hui Jiang, PAUL (Hometown: Dover, NH)
Faculty Advisor: Lisa Keslar 

Grocery Optimizer - Runner Up
Grocery Optimizer's mission is to save you time and money while ensuring that you have the proper amount of nutrition in your diet. Our web-based service generates shopping lists with affordable items that are guaranteed to fulfill your weekly nutritional requirements, making it easy to be sure that you're getting the most nutrition for your dollar.

Caleb Peffer, CEPS (Hometown: Durham, NH)
Faculty Advisor: Laura Deitze

Ping! - Runner Up
Ping! is an app that helps college students stay connected on the weekends. If by chance you find yourself in an unsafe, awkward or otherwise uncomfortable situation, Ping! will instantly send an alert to your group including location tracking and a predetermined message, all at the push of a button. Ping!'s mission is to bring America back to when the outside world was a place to be adventured, not feared.

RJ Harrington, PAUL (Hometown: Hingham, MA)
Dylan Wheeler, CEPS (Hometown: Bow, NH)
Faculty Advisor: Danielle Brick