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Start Something Challenge Grand Finale

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Join us on the first night of Global Entrepreneurship Week for an evening infused by the courage and passion of the Start Something Challenge finalists! Ten entrepreneurs, two in each of our five sectors, will pitch head-to-head in the Grand Finale of the Start Something Challenge. On this night, each of these New Jersey entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to talk about their business or business idea to demonstrate why they should win the grand prize!  

2013 Start Something Challenge Finalists
Sanda Charlap, The Craft Loft
Evan Feil, Mountables
Alisa Geller, Great Helm Technologies, LLC
Amy Williamson, Food for the Soul Train
Kendra Beelen, KGB Fitness
Coretta Owusu, aSuiteStay
Elizabeth Migliore, Jersey City Veggie Burgers
Vance Lavington, Not Just Cupcakes
Tiffany Perry, BODYCAFE
Nicole Silva, DollyMoo 

Confirmed Grand Finale Judges
Carlos Medina, President & CEO, Robinson Aerial Surveys, Inc and President of the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Dawn Fitch, Founder & Creator, POOKA
Ruthie Ackerman, Senior Program Manager, Tory Burch Foundation
Stacey Flanagan, Director of Health & Human Services, City of Jersey City
Cristina DeVito,  SVP- New Event Development, Tough Mudder
Jeff Handler, VP-Enrollment Management & Marketing, Saint Peter's University
James Johnson-Piett, Principal/CEO, Urbane Development, LLC
Elnardo J Webster, Ed.D., Former Superintendent, 21st Century Learning Center

An audience vote will also count towards the final winners!

Entrepreneurs / Startups
  • When: From 6pm to 9pm
  • Start: 18 November 2013
  • End: 18 November 2013 23:59

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