March 23, 2022
This message was communicated to the Blackstone LaunchPad Network.
This year was by far the strongest field we have seen in the over 10 years of the LaunchPad’s network and that is in large part to your efforts to cultivate entrepreneurship on your campuses.
Unfortunately, some very tough decisions had to be made. However, we are thrilled to announce the five finalist teams that will be going on to pitch live on Startup Grind’s stage on April 12:
Bonsai, Shashank Kumar, UT Dallas
AI-powered agent that automates and assists customer support teams
Mindsets & Milestones, Diondraya Taylor, UCLA
Digital curriculum and resources to develop entrepreneurial skills in young girls
NuLife Kicks, Akeem and Marquee Anifowoshe, College of Southern Nevada
Helps maintain and restore sneakers with eco-friendly cleaning solutions and provides training on restoration techniques
SPORA, Andrea Paz Lacavex, UC Santa Cruz
Uses Green Gravel technique to restore kelp forests
StaffOnTap, Kayla Foley, Cornell
Technology platform that connects understaffed nursing homes with temporary nurses
Finalist decisions have been communicated to all teams that participated in the semifinal round.