Fairfield StartUp Showcase

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What is Fairfield StartUp?

The Fairfield StartUp Showcase is the University’s annual entrepreneurship competition and part of the Fairfield StartUp program. At the Showcase select teams, made up of student entrepreneurs, make their business pitches to a panel of investors to compete for seed money in front of a live audience.

Before making it to the Showcase, students are shepherded through a year-long sequence of educational, networking, and mentoring events designed to help them ideate and articulate their business models, recruit teams and mentors, and attract partners and other resources needed to start their businesses.


Watch the 2017 Showcase Recap →

2018 StartUp Showcase Teams

Belle's Community

Belle’s Community is an inspirational clothing line that aims to build a community to empower female adolescents. Belle’s Community is a B Corporation, a for-profit business dedicated to social issues. 

EZ E-Bikes

EZ E-Bikes is a transportation company designed to alleviate the stress of finding and maintaining transportation for college students through assistive electric motorbikes, which are also pedal operated and can collapse for easy storage.


FlyCard aims to replace paper business cards with an app that will allow people to share their business cards digitally from their mobile devices.

Land Maverick

Land Maverick is a robotic rover designed to conduct small-scale, accurate, and fast soil sampling for the agricultural industry.

2018 Bonus Presentation


2017 Showcase competitors Tempas will return to talk about the progress they've made over the last year, and to unveil the prototype for their mobile platform. They'll also share details about their business model and how they've evolved.

Last Year's Teams

Africa Requests

The one-stop solution that delivers safe, secured, insured supply chain to Ghana and other African countries — a fertile ground for counterfeit products due to lack of infrastructure and strong consumer protection laws. Africa Requests plans to improve the lives of African people one product at a time by providing an unprecedented level of security.

College Place

College Place is a website that will help students find off-campus housing by connecting them with landlords in their area, all in an effort to reduce stress, create better connections and be more efficient. John Daniels founded College Place after struggling to find off-campus housing in the Fairfield beach area his senior year.


Tempas is a mobile platform that allows college students to connect with their friends by sharing their academic and social calendars to find time to go to dinner, study, or hang out. We realize the difficulty that college students have in scheduling their days while also trying to be as social as possible. We allow local businesses to post about their upcoming events and specials so no one will be stuck on campus or out in town with nothing to do.

Trees of Life

Started as a research initiative under Dr. Graeme Berlyn of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Sciences, Trees of Life is a nonprofit organization that seeks to bring clean, potable water to the millions of individuals who currently do not have access to this basic human right.