Entrepreneur Week: Be Your Own Boss Business Competition Winners

03-20-2014 - The conclusion of the 2014 Entrepreneur Week had Stratton 209 packed on Thursday, March 6 as 24 teams battled it out. More than 50 students presented original ideas putting their classroom learning into real world practice.

The Be Your Own Boss Business Idea Competition created a flurry of activity at Wells just before Spring Break and as a conclusion to our Entrepreneur Week. The Susan Wray Sullivan ’51 and Pike H. Sullivan Center for Business and Entrepreneurship challenged Wells students to pitch a business idea to a panel of 5 entrepreneur judges. Each team submitted a written business plan and gave an oral presentation. There were two categories in which businesses competed: For Profit and Social Impact. The scores were close and the judges had difficult decisions to make. Yet, all participants received solid and constructive feedback from the judges and were able to learn where their ideas may need improvement. As a result of participating in the competition some of the participants have received orders, are looking to start their business in earnest, and have received interest from potential investors. The prize money (1st - $1,500; 2nd   - $750; 3rd - $500; 4th - $300; 5th - $200) will help students take their business ideas to fruition and provide practical learning within their career field. Congratulations to all participants and many thanks to the supporters.


The prize winners in the For Profit track are:

#1 – Sky Hi Photos – Constantinos (Costa) Frangeskides ’14 and

Sarah Paddock ’16

#2 – Eyes of You – Alexander (Alex) Milliken ’17

#3 – 8 Bit Events – Charles (Chazz) Noble ’17

#4 – Prep You – Dauris Little ’14, Haniyyah Bashir ’14,

Jonathan (Jon) Bonds ’14 and Stephen Domfeh ’16

#5 – Parker Lane – Keegan Evans ’15


The prize winners in the Social Impact track are:

#1 (tie) – Heart of Gold – Jessica Gulvin ’16, Emily Guzman ’16 and

Norma Valdez ’16

#1 (tie) Wells College Farm – Aviv Hilbig-Bokaer ’17

#3 – Oy Ya Pots – Annalise Van Vranken ’14  Alex Cakmak ’14,

Colleen Willis ’14 and Rebecca Wind ’14



Kevin J. Miles, DBA


Sullivan Center for Business and Entrepreneurship