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Business Plan Competition Winners Announced at 21st Annual E-Club Conference

On March 3rd, the 21st Annual Entrepreneurship Conference was held at HBS. With keynote speakers Mike Lazaridis, Founder of Research in Motion, and Paul Orfalea, Founder of Kinko’s, and over 40 distinguished panelists, the conference addressed issues from financing a venture to building the right team.

The highlight of the conference, however, was the Nokia Entrepreneurial Idol Business Plan Competition in which over 50 teams from HBS and MIT competed. Congratulations to the winners!

The 2005 Nokia Entrepreneurial Idol Business Plan Competition Winners

Best Chance of Success: Sikara & Co.
(Mousumi Shaw)

Coolest Idea Award: Segway for Cancer
(Louis Abate, Matthew Vekasy, Alexander Cuevas, Daniel Raposo, Troy Byrd, and Matthew Kelleher)

Most Innovative Business Idea (Sponsored by Microsoft): AquaFloor
(Jeff Sabados, Chris Palallozo, and Miro Vassilev

Biggest Market Opportunity: Claros Diagnostics
(David Steinmiller, Samuel Sia, PhD, Vincent Linder, PhD, Christian Pfeffer, MD, and John Fesko)

Strongest Team Award: Renal Diagnostics
(Reggie Connor, Inder Singh, Nathan Tedford, and Seth Townsend)

Most Likely to Have a Global Impact (Sponsored by Microsoft): BoardTech
(Michael Morro, Gerald Villar, Dianna Karenina B. Chebat)

People’s Choice Award (2 Winners): Segway for Cancer
(Louis Abate, Matthew Vekasy, Alexander Cuevas, Daniel Raposo, Troy Byrd, and Matthew Kelleher)

People’s Choice Award (2 Winners): BoardTech
(Michael Morro, Gerald Villar, Dianna Karenina B. Chebat)

March 14, 2005
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