Semifinal Round: Bud Albin Challenge


The Bud Albin Challenge acts as the semifinal round of the 
Paul J. Holloway Prize Innovation to Market Competition.


Teams present their business concepts to a panel of judges using PowerPoint, a poster, and a prototype of their innovation, if available. Posters are not required as part of the formal presentation.

Twenty teams will advance to the Semifinal Bud Albin Challenge Round where they present their business concept before a panel of business and industry judges who have reviewed their 5-page submissions and videos. Teams are allotted 10 minutes to present followed by 15 minutes of Q&A with the judges.

At the conclusion of the Semifinal Bud Albin Challenge Round, all teams will receive detailed feedback from the judges and six teams will advance to the Holloway Prize Competition Championship Round.


Cash prizes will be awarded to all teams not advancing to the Holloway Prize Competition Championship Round
$600- 2nd Place Teams
$500- 3rd Place Teams
$300- Runner-up Teams



Time Room Order Track
12:50 p.m. 175

Competition Opening

1:00 p.m.   Presentation #1  



SportHub City

High Growth 



Trim-Able, Accessible Nail Trimmer 

High Technology




Service & Hospitality





1:30 p.m.


Presentation #2




Campus Sync

High Growth 




High Technology 



College Connector

Service & Hospitality



Drift-RMT Sustainability
2:00 p.m.    Presentation #3  
  175 PractApp High Growth 
  185 PingMate High Technology 
  165 Sam's Swim School Service & Hospitality
  125 Love and Listen (moved from high tech) Sustainability
2:30 p.m. Outside 165 Break  
3 p.m.    Presentation #4  
  175 Centrip High Growth 
  185 K-Bio Glo High Technology 
  165 The After Grad Pad Service & Hospitality
  125 MorphoBrick Sustainability
3:30 p.m.    Presentation #5  
  175 Aerial Perspectives LLC High Growth
  185 Alpine Optics High Technology 
  165 Rose Beauty Service & Hospitality
  125 Wildly Organic Sustainability
4:00 p.m.  G35 Dinner  
4:50 p.m.  G35 Advancing Teams Announced  
5:15 p.m.  G45 Run-off Round: Presentation #1 High Growth 
5:45 p.m.  G45 Run-off Round: Presentation #2 High Technology 
6:15 p.m.  G45 Run-off Round: Presentation #3 Service & Hospitality
6:45 p.m.  G45 Run-off Round: Presentation #4 Sustainability
7:40 p.m. G35 Run-off Round Winners Announced  

High Growth Track

Aerial Perspectives LLC
Aerial Perspectives LLC is an aerial photography business that harnesses the technology of modern-day drones to capture high quality images and videos. Our mission is to develop this industry by finding new and innovative uses for drones.
Gabrian David, UNH, CEPS  (Hometown: Concord, NH)
Ryan Guerette, UNH, COLA  (Hometown: Stratham, NH)
Faculty Advisor: Joshua Cyr

Campus Sync
Campus Sync is a free to use, AI-powered events app that aggregates all campus & community events into a single, user-friendly platform.
Connor Jones, UNH, Paul College (Hometown: Natick, MA)
Alex Barouxis-Kroll, UNH, Paul College (Hometown: Westfield, MA)
Mason Simione, UNH, Paul College (Hometown: Windham, NH)  
Faculty Advisor: Lisa Keslar

To help study abroad students maximize the potential of their experiences, our team created Centrip. Centrip is an online platform that provides a centralized location for study abroad necessities, prioritizing organization, connection, and affordability through various features.
Avery Langone, UNH, Paul College (Hometown: Topsfield, MA)
Emmett Roy, UNH, Paul College (Hometown: Newburyport, MA)
Alexander Cruz, UNH, Paul College (Hometown: Chelmsford, MA)
Axel Barretto, UNH, Paul College (Hometown: Exeter, NH)
Faculty Advisor: Lisa Keslar

Learning a language shouldn't feel rushed.  PractApp empowers learners of all levels to build conversational fluency by translating sentences from their native language to their target language.  We believe that practice is the key to mastering a new language, which is why our platform is built around this principle.  Practice at your own pace, receive essential feedback, and master the art of constructing sentences with PractApp. 
Martin Babak, UNH, CEPS (Hometown: Kyiv, Ukraine)
Faculty Advisor: Joshua Cyr

SportHub City
Sports Hub City is a geosocial networking platform designed for individuals looking to cultivate communities, and engaging in an active lifestyle.
Oliver Willis, UNH, CEPS (Hometown: Groton, MA)
Sujosh Nag, UNH, CEPS (Hometown: Dhaka, Bangladesh)
Jordan Friedly, UNH, CEPS  (Hometown: Dover, NH)
Trent McGoldrick, UNH, Paul College (Hometown: Fairfield, CT)
Faculty Advisor: Aleksey Charapko

High Technology Track

Alpine Optics
Alpine Optics is a Heads-Up-Display (HUD) ski goggle training system that connects racers and coaches to real-time race data to help them better train competitively.
Cameron Plona, UNH, Paul College (Hometown: Barrington, NH)
Trinity Birmingham, UNH, Paul College (Hometown: Manchester, NH)
Kyle Murphy, UNH, Paul College (Hometown: Salem, NH)
Faculty Advisor: Lisa Keslar

Info-P is a revolutionary solution to aid in detecting urinary tract infections, providing continuous and accurate patient information, and ultimately saving healthcare facilities valuable time and money. 
David Brown, UNH, CHHS (Hometown: Barrington, NH)
Sophie Grondin, UNH, CHHS (Hometown: Cannan, VT)
Cecilia Robinson, UNH, CHHS (Hometown: Washington, D.C.)
Mathew Harry, UNH, CHHS (Hometown: Rochester, NH)
Faculty Advisor: Alyssa O'Brien

K-Bio Glo
Shedding light on cell proliferation in a 3D space.
Mrinal Ganash, UNH, CEPS (Hometown: Portsmouth, NH)
Matthew Currier, UNH, CEPS (Hometown: Concord, NH)
Faculty Advisor: Joshua Cyr

PingMate is an online platform designed to enhance classroom communication, enabling seamless interaction between students and professors in large college settings through features like real-time chat and anonymous question submissions.
Nathan Brennan, UNH, Paul College (Hometown: Arlington,MA)
John Flynn, UNH, Paul College (Hometown: South Berwick, ME)
Kyle Morfis, UNH, Paul College (Hometown: Peabody, MA)  
Faculty Advisor: Lisa Keslar

Trim-Able, Accessible Nail Trimmer 
Trim-Able is the world’s first Bluetooth automatic nail trimmer designed to help people who have difficulty using standard nail trimmers.
Kyle Dimick, PSU, Business School (Hometown: Thornton, NH)
Faculty Advisor: Bret Kulakovich


Service & Hospitality

College Connector 
College Connector is a social networking and ecommerce platform designed to alleviate the social, emotional, and financial issues associated with collegiate life
Brett Schultz, UNH, Paul College (Hometown: North Reading, MA)
Dylan Bradsher-Behra, UNH, CEPS  (Hometown: Bedford, NH)
Fritzgerald Aristor, UNH, CEPS (Hometown: Bedford, NH)
Faculty Advisor: Joshua Cyr

RoomNet enhances the roommate matching experience with a new interactive platform designed for universities. Offering personalized profile creation as a school-integrated application, now students can truly connect with their perfect roommate!
Tyler Norcross, UNH, CEPS (Hometown: Adam, MA)
Martin Babak, UNH, CEPS (Hometown: Kviv, Ukraine)
Luca Mikulis-Borsoi, UNH, COLA (Hometown: Fonte, Italy)
Jon Doherty, UNH, CEPS (Hometown: Pelham, NH)
Andrew Butler, UNH, CEPS (Hometown: Pelham, NH)
Faculty Advisor: Joshua Cyr

Rose Beauty
Rose Beauty is a skincare product that provides skin protection against blue light digital exposure while offering a pampering yet convenient experience for women in their 20s and 30s.
Allison Ivers, UNH, Paul College (Hometown: Franklin, MA)
Gianna Salvi, UNH, Paul College  (Hometown: Leominster, MA)
Alexandra Bonadies, UNH, Paul College (Hometown: Branford, CT)
Delaney Cunningham, UNH, Paul College (Hometown: Windham, NH)  
Faculty Advisor: Lisa Keslar

Sam's Swim School
Sam’s Swim School offers an online platform for clients to schedule private lessons and lifeguarding in their own backyard with trained instructors.
Samantha Pearson, UNH, CEPS (Hometown: Little Egg Harbor, NJ)
Faculty Advisor: Joshua Cyr

The After Grad Pad
The After Grad Pad is a platform designed to seamlessly ease the transition from university housing to city renting for graduating college seniors, while graduation might be stressful, securing your after-grad-pad shouldn’t be.
Brandon Murphy, UNH, Paul College (Hometown: Bellingham, MA)
Faculty Advisor: Lisa Keslar


Drift-RMT is a renewable ocean data collection device that uses the motion of waves for self-sustaining power. The device collects data that is used to improve weather prediction, climate forecasting, ocean current analysis, and marine population tracking.
Cameron Vose, UNH, Paul College (Hometown: Exeter, NH)
Kara Wittmann, UNH, CEPS (Hometown: Hanover, NH)
Riley Desmarais, UNH, CEPS (Hometown: Windham, NH)
William Moore, UNH, CEPS (Hometown: Newbury, NH)
Faculty Advisor: Martin Wosnik

HELPLink is a cutting-edge digital platform that fosters connections between victims and NGO workers, elevating the effectiveness and speed of humanitarian aid response.
Daryna Serediuk, UNH, COLSA (Hometown: Lutsk, Ukraine)
Viktorie Vagnerova, UNH, CEPS (Hometown: Teplice, Czech Republic)
Niranjana Thangam Archunaraj Indhumathy, UNH, COLSA (Hometown: Keene, NH)
Faculty Advisor: Mark McPeak

Love and Listen
Love and Listen is an innovative app that uses AI generated voice features to help soothe Alzheimer’s/Dementia patients when experiencing an episode of agitation. The app connects to numerous technological platforms and can play a loved one’s voice aloud that the patient is familiar with, or even read books and play songs to help patients in the midst of an episode which can lessen the risk of injury on both the patient and healthcare provider.
Hannah Ritchie, UNH, Paul College (Hometown: Seabrook, NH)
Lauren Chance, UNH, Paul College (Hometown: Brookfield, NH)
Faculty Advisor: Joshua Cyr

MorphoBrick revolutionizes sustainable construction with its groundbreaking photonic technology, seamlessly regulating building temperatures in concrete and masonry structures while championing environmental stewardship and energy efficiency, poised to redefine the future of green building solutions.
Aidan McGinley, UNH, CEPS (Hometown: Lincoln, NH)
Darynka Serediuk, UNH, CEPS (Hometown: Lutsk, Ukraine)
Matthew Gunther, UNH, CEPS (Hometown: Chatham, NH)
Faculty Advisor: Joshua Cyr

Wildly Organic
Discover a culinary adventure with locally sourced ingredients by elevating your cooking experience with our unique food boxes, packed with fresh, authentic ingredients sourced directly from local New England Farms. Join us in promoting sustainability, health, and community engagement through delicious responsibly sourced meals.
Ethan Silvestri, UNH, Paul College (Hometown: Brookline, NH)
Bailey Shippee, UNH, Paul College (Hometown: Worthington, MA)
Cameron McGill, UNH, Paul College (Hometown: Natick, MA)
Faculty Advisor: Lisa Keslar



High Growth Track 

Mike Aldous '11G, Vice President of Product Management and Data Analytics, Warner Pacific Insurance Services

Kristin Laberis, VP of Operations at Portsmouth Regional Hospital

Rose Lopez, Project Management Consultant at Lincoln Financial Distributors

Conor Mack, Director Cryptan Labs 

Jessica Nelson, Senior Associate New North Ventures

Dave Widener, AVP, Innovation and Analytics at Service Credit Union 

High Technology Track 

TJ Evarts '20, Founder & CEO of SMARTwheel

Aidan Kittredge, Program Manager, Techstars

Nick Doucette, Manager Patient Administration Strategy and Project Support at Novocure

Jeff Lapak '02, '13G, Director at UNH InterOperability Lab

Greg Richardson, Sr. Director, Global GTM Strategy & Operations at Automation Anywhere

Brian Veroneau '11G, Chief Executive Officer at Argen Tech Solutions Inc.

Service & Hospitality Track 

Abby Bachman '18, Senior Associate at Colliers

Deborah Burns, Executive Director, New England Inns and Resorts Association 

Sherif Farag, Owner & Founder at Elephantine Bakery

Connor Roelke, Founder & CEO, NOBL Beverages 

James Saunders, President/Founder at New England Barrel Company

Mike Somers, President & CEO at New Hampshire Lodging and Restaurant Association

Sustainability Track

Michelline Dufort, Director, UNH CEO & Family Enterprise Center

Brian Gibb, Strategic Advisor, Drummond Group

Sebastian Titz '08G, Investment Manager at 3M Ventures

Andrew White, Corporate Sustainability Director at VHB

Joe Whitten, Co-founder & CEO @ Apparel Impact 

Emily Wood, Program Developer, Climate Justice and Environmental Resilience at CEI 

Runoff Round 

Mike Morneault, Vice President, Litigation and Investigations at Lighthouse

John Pelaggi, Vice President of Sales, CyCognito

Scott Schaier, Executive Director, Beer & Beverage Distributors of NH, Association

About the Benefactor

Bud Albin

Harold C. "Bud" Albin, Jr. '55 was 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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