Congratulations to the 2009 Outrageous Business Plan Competition Winners
The annual A. Lorne Weil Outrageous Business Plan Competition encourages Columbia Business School students to explore creative entrepreneurial ideas that are sufficiently ambitious in scope and scale to be considered "outrageous." Students explore these ideas while learning firsthand what goes into the development and presentation of a solid business proposal.
The Tenth Annual Outrageous Business Plan Competition winners are:
Tied For First Prize for $4,000 Each
Green Panda Games - Megan Bordi ’09, Nate Altschul: a safe, free-to-play gaming website for kids and tweens in China that features a 3D virtual world, a catalog of fun, educational games, social networking, and a marketplace for virtual goods.
Curtain Call - Joshua Hecht ’10, Darren Molovinsky: Curtain Call is a program book for Off-Broadway theaters and performing arts venues.
Tied For Second Prize for $2,500 Each
KashPile - Davinder (Bobby) Singh ’09: a parent monitored ecommerce site for kids that empowers kids to receive virtual monies for allowances, chores, and gifts online with which they can engage in a safe online shopping experience; thereby facilitating money management experience for kids.
SocialFSA - Purnima Rachoor ’10, Michelle Nathan’10, Jeremy Miller ’10: a for-profit organization dedicated to providing medical and personal care supplies to the less fortunate by pooling excess healthcare Flexible Spending Account (FSA) funds from anonymous donors.
Third Prize, $500
Environmix - Nicholas Doimi de Frankopan ’09, Ralph Acosta ’09, Andre Berger ’09: is environmentally friendly concrete.
Most Outrageous Elevator Pitch, $500
Catistan - David McCreery ’10: a people’s social network for cats.