Blackstone Launchpad hosts its Second Annual Business Plan Competition at SUNY Albany. With over 15 groups and judges participating this year it turned out to be a fun event from beginning to end.
On April 5th, Blackstone Launchpad Held our annual Innovation Competition where two rounds of “Shark Tank” styled business pitches by 22 teams of students were judged by around a dozen judges. In this competition, students participating were competing for $7,500 in cash and prizes.
Coming out on top of the competition was April Meerson and her online marketplace for students called “StudentsSellShit”. Meerson ended up wining $3,000 dollars for her business. The concept behind the name is in because in Meerson’s words “We wanted to be different…We’re marketing our product to college students. They don’t care if there’s profanity in the name”.