Fairfield StartUp Teams Announced for April 25 Showcase

Fairfield StartUp Teams Announced for April 25 Showcase

2024 Fairfield StartUp Participants Pose in Group Shot.

2024 Fairfield StartUp Participants.

Five student teams are preparing to make pitches to investors for seed funding at the April 25 event.

Five student teams have been selected for this year’s annual Fairfield StartUp Showcase on Thursday, April 25, at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the Showcase starts at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.  

Last semester, students progressed through a series of workshops to develop their pitch presentation skills. Teams were then invited to pitch during the Qualifier Round in front of a panel of judges. The following five teams made it through that round and will now collaborate weekly with mentors to perfect their business plans and practice their pitches in preparation for the live Showcase event:

Financially is a comprehensive, no-cost financial wellness app that collaborates with users, no matter their prior financial knowledge, providing personalized tips and simplified financial education to support the development of a secure financial future.

Misfits of the Sea (MOTS) is the future of trophy sportfishing; through innovative lure designs, MOTS empowers anglers to catch trophy-class fish on light tackle.

Wave Creations is a beach-inspired lifestyle brand that encourages individuals to ride the WAVE of life's thrilling adventures and aims to build a community of beach lovers and adventure enthusiasts who share their deep passion for exploring the world.

PathwayPro is an empowering tool for higher-ed students that bridges the gap between career and curriculum, using comprehensive insights for efficient course planning, career readiness, and progress tracking.

Higher Skills is a student-focused SaaS platform that leverages reactive AI and machine learning to refine essential soft skills for workplace success. Our immersive simulations analyze students' abilities while providing personalized insights to elevate their careers.

"This year we have a fun cohort of students and ideas to work with. The students come from all graduation years and most participants are not business majors. The companies range from financial services to skills training to consumer goods. What makes it special for me is that I have no idea which teams are going to get the biggest checks. Like everybody else, I will have to wait until April 25," said StartUp Program Director Chris Huntley, PhD.

Stay tuned for more details about this year’s Fairfield StartUp Showcase.

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