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

Iris Technologies 
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

SWFTCharge
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 

Heerium
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. 

2018 Finalists

The SMCS Alumni Association would like to thank the following for their commitment to making the first Archangel's Den a success:

  • Judges:
    Michael De Pellegrin '94
    Frank DiNino '80
    Steven Hellmann '96
    Ralph Montemurro '91
    Nikki Pett
  • Pitch Mentors: 
    Jason Annibale '93
    Robert Bartucci '96
    Rown Comish '12
    Peter Thurton '81
    Filipe Varino '08
    Dante Vertolli '11
  • Co-hosts:
    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