The Laurence A. Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business has announced the winners of its 2011 Incubator Competition, held June 1 at World Café Live in Philadelphia:
1st place – Passionfly (formerly known as Campus Sponsorship) – A social advertising platform that is fundamentally changing the way advertisers and young consumers interact across the social web. Passionfly allows college students to willingly engage with advertisers, try new products, make purchases, and share advertisers’ messaging across their social networks in exchange for rewards for the groups, activities, and interests they’re passionate about.
Team members: Rob Falcone, LeBow College of Business; Dan Levin
2nd place – CarTech – A technology start-up with a vision of providing connected car solutions for the performance automotive aftermarket. Shift by CarTech provides a battleground for bragging rights in the automotive enthusiasts’ community by collecting, documenting, and analyzing performance metrics, then sharing that information through a social network.
Team members: Stephen Ciccariello, LeBow College of Business; Andrew Bergan, College of Engineering; Trevor Nederlof, LeBow College of Business; Mark Shuck
3rd place – Greek Solutions – This company provides chapter management technology catered to Greek student organizations through the development of web-based systems that help organization leadership execute basic chapter functions.
Team members: Alex Mandel, LeBow College of Business; Shaw Levin, College of Engineering ‘10
Each team has won designated space in the Baiada incubator, as well as seed funding and in-kind prizes including legal, communications and financial planning services.