Morgenthaler-Pavey Startup Competition

The 2021-2022 Morgenthaler-Pavey Startup Competition (MPSC) featured a new Idea Track, allowing applicants able to demonstrate the discovery of a meaningful problem with a meaningful solution (idea) that has market potential. This new track brought in 21 applicants, with an additional 11 applicants for the traditional Venture Track. Four Idea Track applicants and five Venture Track applicants were selected for the competition. $10,000 in prize money was awarded to two Idea Track applicants each, and $25,000 was awarded to three Venture Track applicants each. 

2021-22 Awardees

Idea Track

1st place: LEAF led by Evan Haug (CWR ‘21, electrical engineering and systems and control) won $7,500.
2nd place: UAVistas led by India Johnson (CWR '17, biology) won $2,500. 

Venture Track

1st placeNeverEnding led by Jamie Van Doren won $15,000.
2nd placeCleanr led by Max Pennington (CWR ‘22, chemical engineering) won $5,000.
3rd PlaceMicah Specialty Foods let by Nana Kwamena Takyi Micah (MGT ‘24).

More details and applications for the 2022-23 competition will be posted soon.