Championship Round

Holloway Prize Competition and Reception
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Paul College | 10 Garrison Avenue | Durham, NH

#HollowayPrize

 

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.​ 

PassCrypt

  • 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 N.H. 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, Half-acre Beekeeping is building a healthier, more sustainable model for beekeeping -- for the bees and for our community.

Half-acre Beekeeping

  • 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
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.​ 

  • 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
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.

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

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

Jackie Eastwood

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).

About the Benefactor

PAUL J. HOLLOWAY is an accomplished and energetic business leader and a highly successful entrepreneur. A graduate of Temple University, he began his career in the automotive industry as a district manager of Buick Motor Division. In 1967, he invested all of his assets in a Buick-Pontiac dealership in Exeter, N.H., that had sold only 90 new and used cars the previous year, and renamed it Dreher-Holloway.

As he built the business into one of the largest dealerships in New Hampshire, Holloway always stressed customer service and client satisfaction. He has won numerous industry awards, including Time magazine “Quality Dealer of the Year”.  Holloway generously shares his knowledge and experience. As president of the 19,500 member National Automobile Dealers Association from 1998 to 1999, he worked to rebuild the trust between dealers and car manufacturers and took the lead on legislative matters for the organization, maintaining ties with key legislators in Washington.

In addition to his automotive enterprises, Holloway was a partner in the Clipper Nursing and Retirement Homes until he sold the business in 1997, and is presently an owner of the Wentworth Marina in New Castle, N.H.

Holloway has a strong commitment to public service. He has served as chair of the University System of New Hampshire (USNH) Board of Trustees and spearheaded fundraising programs at Temple University, Governor Dummer Academy, and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, and has been recognized for his work on behalf of education in the state. He has received the Robert Frost Contemporary American Award, the University of New Hampshire Alumni Association Profile Service Award, the USNH Chancellor’s Award, and an honorary doctorate from the University of New Hampshire. Recent honors include the naming of Holloway Commons dining hall in recognition of significant contributions to the university’s programs. He also was selected as one of New Hampshire’s 10 most powerful people by Business NH Magazine and was awarded the David C. Knapp Award for Trusteeship by the New England Board of Higher Education. Holloway currently serves as chair of the Community College System of New Hampshire and has served as New Hampshire Lottery commissioner. He is a past member of the business school dean’s advisory board at the University of New Hampshire.

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