On Thursday, March 1, 2018 a group of 10 young and talented alumni entrepreneurs presented their pitch ideas to a panel of six judges with a goal to win prize money that would assist them in moving their business ideas forward.
The Alumni Association would like to offer congratulations to:
1st Place ($10,000)
Conor Ross '12
Pitch Mentor: Dante Vertolli ’11
A secondary computer monitor that has been clinically tested for victims of concussions. These monitors replicate e-paper technology, which aids in the recovery process for those who have recently suffered concussions.
2nd Place ($3,500)
Greg Fedele '13 & Ben Caranci '13
Pitch Mentor: Filipe Varino '08
Specifically targeting multi-day, rural music festivals, this start-up solves low-battery anxiety for many millennials at events. Piloted in 2017, they launched at three events where small booths were set up around the venue to swap out a charging dongle for the attendees’ mobile phones.
3rd Place ($1,500)
David Harris '11
Pitch Mentor: Peter Thurton '81
A reinvention of the time capsule, an online platform focused on self-generated videos prompted by questions from Heerium headquarters, collecting the emotions and feelings of the big chapters of people’s lives.
- Roman Grod ’16 and Martin Lebed ’16 - Classfeed
- Michael Bissonnette '15 - Crypto Master
- Pedro Pessoa '09 & Salah Rawdat '08 - Fan Battle
- Collin Rocha '10 & Scott Turano '10 - The Player Vault
- Connor Emeny '14 & Liam Totten '14 - Social Butterfly
- Darcy Drury '08 & Nolan MacMillan '08 - Sous Vide
- Brendan Hynes '11 - Unplug
The SMCS Alumni Association would like to thank the following for their commitment to making the first Archangel's Den a success:
Michael De Pellegrin '94
Frank DiNino '80
Steven Hellmann '96
Ralph Montemurro '91
- Pitch Mentors:
Jason Annibale '93
Robert Bartucci '96
Rown Comish '12
Peter Thurton '81
Filipe Varino '08
Dante Vertolli '11
Gavin Davidson '93
Hon. Con Di Nino, OSM (Honorary '13)
A special thank you to the event donors: Eastmore Group, Linda Hook, and an anonymous alumnus.
2018 Archangel's Den Photos