NuLife Kicks is REALLY on Its Way to Winning the Blackstone LaunchPad Pitch Competition as One of the Five Finalist From Over 130 Nominations! With Over $50K in Prizes? It’s Pitch Time!

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:

BonsaiShashank 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.