Five Finalists Chosen to Compete in Blackstone LaunchPad Pitch Competition @ Startup Grind

These student teams will pitch live for a total of over $50,000 in cash and in-kind prizes.

Five student entrepreneurial teams have been selected to pitch live for a total of over $50,000 in cash and in-kind prizes at the upcoming Blackstone LaunchPad Pitch Competition. The competition will be held in Silicon Valley on April 12th, on the main stage of the Startup Grind Global Conference, a convening of leaders in technology and big brands at the forefront of innovation.

The finalists have been selected from over 130 applications. Their teams attend five different schools across the United States and their ventures vary in industry, size, and geographical focus. They include: UT Dallas student Shashank Kumar, founder of Bonsai, College of Southern Nevada students Akeem Anifowoshe and Marquee Anifowoshe, co-founders of NuLife Kicks, UCLA student Diondraya Taylor, founder of Mindsets & Milestones, UC Santa Cruz student Andrea Paz Lacavex, founder of SPORA, and Cornell student Kayla Foley, founder of StaffOnTap.

You can read the full original story, published by Startup Grind, here.