First place, Hult Prize@ ECU. No Lost Generation at ECU focuses on supporting refugees both locally and abroad through the power of education. Pictured (left to right): Caroline Debnam, Nadine Rammouni, Sabrin Wshah, Ankita Mishra.

First place, Hult Prize@ ECU. No Lost Generation at ECU focuses on supporting refugees both locally and abroad through the power of education. Pictured (left to right): Caroline Debnam, Nadine Rammouni, Sabrin Wshah, Ankita Mishra.
Mona Amin

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"Fellow pirates, welcome to Hult Prize@ECU! Hult Prize is the largest social venture competition for students. It aims to identify/launch the most compelling social business ideas that tackle grave issues faced by billions of people. From thousands of applications each year, one winning team will receive $1 million of seed funding. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity. A team from ECU will be representing all of us at the upcoming Hult Prize Regional Finals happening on March 12, 2016. With a generous grant from Comcast NBCUniversal, we will be able to provide travel funding (up to $3,000) to regional finals for the winning team. This is our chance to show the world that ECU is dedicated to public service & student success! Congratulations to all of the teams that pitched at Hult Prize@ ECU! Follow #HPatECU to see more."


Mona Amin
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Hult Prize@ ECU Pitch Competition

Time: 5:00 PM
Date: Thursday, December 1, 2016
Venue: Bate Building Room 1200
Location: Duncan Ct Greenville, NC 27858
Greenville, NC, 27858
Additional Info: Registered teams will be presenting a 5 minute pitch on their business ideas to a panel of esteemed judges.

HULT PRIZE AT BILLBOARD

1

Lagos State University

215 teams registered

2

Government Degree College,Porumamilla

200 teams registered

3

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

181 teams registered

4

National University of Sciences and Technology

133 teams registered

5

Cairo University

108 teams registered

Judges

Vin McCaffrey
Vin McCaffrey
Founder and CEO, Game Plan
BA, Lehigh University 1998 MBA, Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business 2008 Email: vin@wearegamplan.com LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vinmccaffrey Vin is the founder and CEO of the Game Plan, a Greenville, NC headquartered software company focused on the comprehensive development of student-athletes. Vin is recognized as an expert in the fields of student-athlete engagement, and career development. Game Plan's mission is to guide 100% of athletes through 100% of their journey. Vin is recognized as an expert in the fields of student-athlete engagement, academic progress and career development. The company has over 50 athletic department customers nationally including those in the ACC, American Athletic Conference, Big East, Big 10, Big 12, Pac 12 and SEC. For his work with student-athletes, Vin has been featured in Fast Company, Forbes, SportsTechie, Sporting News, CED and the BBC. Prior to starting Game Plan, Vin worked for Ricoh Americas as a business development executive, the Marwood Group as their SVP of Healthcare Corporate Development and at Lexmark International, in various sales roles. Vin earned his MBA from Indiana’s Kelley School of Business in 2008 and a BA in International Relations from Lehigh University in 1998, where he was a proud member of their men’s basketball program. Vin was recently elected as head of the Lehigh Athletics Alumni Partnership Board.
Stan Eakins
Stan Eakins
Dean, ECU College of Business
Prior to beginning his academic work Stan Eakins was vice president and comptroller at the First National Bank of Fairbanks, Alaska. He later became the chief finance officer for a multimillion-dollar construction and development company. He was a partner is starting Denali Title and Escrow in Fairbanks. He left industry to return to school and received his PH.D. from Arizona State University in 1990. He joined the college of Business at East Carolina University immediately out of graduate school and has been there ever since. While at ECU he has served as Chair of the Department of Finance, as Associate Dean for the College of Business, and has been the the Dean of the College since 2010. Professor Eakins has over 20 articles in publication and is the coauthor of a leading textbook, Financial Markets and Institutions. He is also the author of Corporate Finance Online. He is married, has two adult children and 4 grandchildren.
Michael Harris
Michael Harris
Professor & Chair Department of Management, ECU College of Business
Dr. Michael Harris is Professor and Chair of the Department of Management in the College of Business. He is also Director of the ECU Small Business Institute®, where he has worked with over 600 students to complete 110 consulting projects for local small business clients. His teams have won numerous awards in the National Small Business Institute® Project-of-the Year competition, including first place in 2006, 2009, 2011, 2013, and 2016.
Ryan Butcher
Ryan Butcher
Co-Founder at eAudit.com
Ryan is a native of eastern North Carolina and has spent his career focusing on technology, founding his first tech startup in 1999. Ryan also spent the better part of a decade with the U.S. Department of State in DC in varying technical consulting capacities, among other federal departments, agencies and projects. Most recently Ryan is the co-founder of eAudit.com, founded in 2012, which is a B2B cloud based optimization platform for high volume shippers. Currently eAudit processes $50-75M/month of customer parcel spend and is based in Greenville NC.
Lester Zeager
Lester Zeager
Professor and Co-Director of MA in International Studies, ECU
Dr. Lester A. Zeager is a Professor in the Department of Economics at ECU. He teaches courses on development economics, decisions and games, and mathematical economics. His research has used game theory to understand strategic interaction in refugee negotations and examined ways to improve the measurement of poverty and inequality. He is current research applies insights from the literature on fair division to the problem of burden sharing in refugee crises.
Uriah Ward
Uriah Ward
Social Studies Teacher and Political Organizer, New Greenville
Marty Hackney
Marty Hackney
Director at ECU Entrepreneurial Initiative
Marty has served as the Director of the Entrepreneurial Initiative since its inception in 2005 and is the co-founder and administrator of the Eastern NC – Investor Network. Investors in the network have invested millions in eastern NC technology companies that have contributed to many jobs in the region and investment returns. Marty along with numerous executives-in-resident/investors, graduate interns and volunteers have assisted technology entrepreneurs from ECU and the region in the commercialization process and preparation of funding. Products include medical devices, drugs, health care systems, energy systems, food and services. She has over 20 years of combined business experience in manufacturing, FDA clean room regulations, retail, real estate, and consultation/counseling. She has owned several companies and started the first video retail store in eastern NC that operated profitably for over seven years. She assisted in the startup of the first manufacturer of tinted soft contact lenses in Raleigh, NC that grew to $9+ million in annual revenue. Marty serves on the Advisory Committee for the NC Biotechnology Center in eastern NC region and on other civic and business boards.
David Mayo
David Mayo
Instructor; Assistant Director- Miller School of Entrepreneurship

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