Announcing the 2022 Harriet Stephenson Business Plan Competition's Grand Prize Winner!

Three people standing holding an oversized check made out to Ellebit for $10,000 from the Harriet Stephenson Business Plan Competition in May 2022
May 23, 2022

THANK YOU to all our Teams, Judges, Coaches, Professors, Students, Alumni, Supporters, and Friends who joined us May 20th, 2022!

Congratulations to all the teams for their tremendous hard work! We love to see their passion and your encouragement for their entrepreneurial journey.

Based on the scores of our Finals Judges, we are proud to announce our Grand Prize Winner as well as the teams receiving Special Recognition Awards.

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Grand Prize Winner

Sponsored by the Herbert B. Jones Foundation



Anna Del Toro, LEMBA ’20


2nd Place Prize

Sponsored by John Meisenbach


 45th Street Seating

Blake Garfield, LEMBA ’22 and Krystal Garfield, PMBA `22


3rd Place Prize

In Memory of Don Leuthold



Jaidev Vella, Business Management ’22 and Joseph "JP" Newmann, Interdisciplinary Studies ’22


4th Place Prize

Sponsored by Friends of the IEC



Anthony Ansay, Sanjana Satheesh, Melissa Kallander, and Kenny He, all Bridge MBA ‘22


Special Recognition Award Winners



The John Castle Award

Sponsored by Jeff Widmyer and Friends of John Castle, in his memory ($2,000)

Outplayed Gaming

Kevin Hernon, Bridge MBA ‘22, Alvaro Vazquez, BABA ‘22, Emma Tamura, Bridge MBA ‘22, Jessica Berlin, Bridge MBA ‘22, and Ahmed Ugas, Bridge MBA ‘22


Social Innovation Award

Sponsored by Elaine Baylor ($1,000)

Inspire Kids Early Learning

Preeti Suryakumar, PMBA ‘22, Ananya Jauhari, MS Finance ‘22 and Nasteha Muse, MBA ‘20


Pitch Judges Award

Sponsored by Kurt Wedgwood ($500)


Afrikaan Sahra, Computer Science ‘22


Tradeshow Judge Award

Sponsored by Friends of the IEC ($250)

Sanima Millk

Chris Dempewolf, LEMBA ‘22


Audience Choice Award

Sponsored by Friends of the IEC ($250)

Spin Doctor

Siddarth Bhagwat, MBA '21 and Casey Gould, MBA ‘22

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