Fearless Founders Program Awards Grant Funding to Student Entrepreneurs

fearless founders stampLast night, the Dingman Center awarded a total of $8,500 in grant funding to student entrepreneurs in the Hatch stage of the Fearless Founders. Congratulations to all of the students who worked hard this semester going through the customer discovery process and iterating on their businesses. Keep reading for the full list of winners.

The National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) sponsored eight $500 seed grants providing funding for technology development, including product prototypes, web site development or other proof of concept expenses. Congratulations to the following entrepreneurs who each won a $500 NCIIA grant:

Pablo Zalduando, BikeTex
Daniel Stern, Globoclub Fitness
Omar Goheer, K. Sultana
Cody Branchaw, Kanga Trash and Energy Systems
Maron Fasil, MyDL
Chetan Singh, Pure Cane
Ayana Cotton, Star Child Studio
Edward White, TWS Innovations

Hatch Awards

The Dingman Center awarded two $1,000 scholarship grants to students who have proven commitment to the Fearless Founders program, engaged in the customer discovery process and launched or made significant progress towards launching a product. Congratulations to Fredrica Antwi from Locks of Curls and Sam Feldman from Yolk’d.

CapitalOne-logo-copyA $2,500 Capital One MVP Grant was awarded to the student who most demonstrated  that they embraced the Fearless Founders program and customer discovery process. This winning student has clearly identified how the seed money will directly fund actionable next steps and key activities of building and selling their MVP. Congratulations to Bethany Monaghan from Bethany’s Organics. 

Learn more about the Fearless Founders program on the Dingman Center website.

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  1. […] Through our Fearless Founders program, we equipped student entrepreneurs with resources and funding to pursue their ventures. This fall, we offered two sections of the program. Idea Shell as a non-credit course and Hatch and a full-semester, for-credit course. In the end, a total of $18,000 was awarded to student entrepreneurs to fund their ventures. […]

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