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Barney Entrepreneurship Students Win Big at CT New Venture Competition


Posted 05/04/2015
Submitted by Marty Roth
Category: Campus Announcements, Student Announcements
The “Nomad” team with their award trophy: front row (l to r) Forrest Ronson and David Dorado, back row (l to r) Dan Brennan and Trevor Teply.

The “Nomad” team with their award trophy: front row (l to r) Forrest Ronson and David Dorado, back row (l to r) Dan Brennan and Trevor Teply.

Barney student Trevor Teply presents the team's business plan.

Barney student Trevor Teply presents the team's business plan.

Four Barney School of Business entrepreneurship majors came away with cash and other prizes at the April 23 CT New Venture Competition.

Sponsored by the Entrepreneurship Foundation, the team won the Social Enterprise category and a cash prize of $250, as well as reSET (Social Enterprise Trust) co-working space valued at $750.

Trevor Teply, who is double majoring in Entrepreneurial Studies and Marketing and will graduate with honors in May, presented the business plan.  The team was advised by Barney School Associate Professor Irina Naoumova. Mike Roer of the Entrepreneurship Foundation invited Teply's team to work with them on their City of Hartford Strong Cities, Strong Communities Challenge (SC2) community bootstrapping proposal.

The “Nomad” team with their award trophy: front row (l to r) Forrest Ronson and David Dorado, back row (l to r) Dan Brennan and Trevor Teply.

The “Nomad” team with their award trophy: front row (l to r) Forrest Ronson and David Dorado, back row (l to r) Dan Brennan and Trevor Teply.

Barney student Trevor Teply presents the team's business plan.

Barney student Trevor Teply presents the team's business plan.