hpo winners
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

On Thursday, October 11 Iowa JPEC students and alumni came together at WeWork in Chicago for the Hawkeye Pitch Off competition.

Three student businesses competed in a "Shark Tank" style pitch off, where they were given 5 minutes to present and 5 minutes for questions. Each team was judged and awarded seed money based on their pitch.

Congratulations to our 2018 Hawkeye Pitch Off student businesses!
  • 1st Place, $2,500 *Tied | Dalton Shaull (co-founded by Eric Pahl), HealthTech Solutions, a HIPAA compliant messaging software platform to connect organ transplant centers with organ procurement organizations.
  • 1st Place, $2,500 *Tied | Madhi Eghbali, VerdiLife, all-natural and organic agricultural product made from wood waste.
  • 3rd Place, $1,000 | Nico Aguilar & Anthony Pham, Speeko, a mobile app that helps people measure and improve verbal communication.
Thank you to our alumni judges and emcee.