At the end of the spring semester, Ithaca College held its annual Startup Demo Day where five groups of entrepreneurial students presented their startup idea to a panel of alumni and business professionals. A total of $15,000 dollars was awarded to the contestants to help them develop their companies and cover business expenses.
The virtual event was hosted by Brad Treat, an instructor of management in the School of Business. The judges were John Sanna ’82, CEO of ScoreCommunications; Brett Smith MBA ’18, executive director of advancement at the Rockwell Museum; and Marc Jones, CEO of Dreissig Apparel Inc. and Fan Hands LLC.
Each group had eight minutes to pitch their startups, followed by a four-minute Q&A session with the panel.