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Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Venture Design Challenge introduces finalists

student making presentation
March 09, 2020
Peter DiPietro ’20

Meet the Venture Design Challenge finalists whose projects have solved problems for everyone from music lovers to snowboarders to Pre-K teachers.

The Venture Design Challenge is a campus-wide pitch competition that provides a forum for Lake Forest College students to identify problems worth solving and mobilize the people, resources, and networks to solve them.

Congratulations to the Venture Design Challenge finalists:

AuxBattle: Alex Armas ’20 and Lucas Deely ’20 Music lovers need a unified streaming platform to wager friendly battles with friends and family because everyone has a different taste in music.

Anti-Prick Project: Diayan Rajamohan ’21 Lake Forest College needs a safe, easily accessible way to dispose of sharps and needles.
Azalea’s Animals: Azalea Hallin-Graber ’23 Pre-K to second grade teachers currently lack a tool to teach social and emotional regulation via mindfulness and positive behavior strategies.
ReCampus: Leo Carrico ’20, Natalie Kiely ’21, Magdiel Miranda-Lopez ’20, and Pratheek Mandalapu ’22 College students need a peer-to-peer way to buy and sell goods because financial insecurity and the inability to purchase textbooks and class materials create a severe barrier to academic success.

Thermobor: Bobby Inman ’20 and Bob McKeon ’21 Skiers and snowboarders need a way to protect their smartphone batteries from shutting down in extreme temperatures.