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Lavin Center Kicks Off LeanModel Competition

The LeanModel Competition, held from March 14-15, was open to California and Baja California based university students who are building start-up companies.
The SDSU team of Tanja Muetze (right) and Pieter van Niekerk (left) of Epsilon Micro finished third.
The SDSU team of Tanja Muetze (right) and Pieter van Niekerk (left) of Epsilon Micro finished third.

SDSU’s Lavin Entrepreneurship Center held its inaugural LeanModel student business competition from March 14 – 15, 2013 on the San Diego State University campus.

The LeanModel Competition is open to California and Baja California based university students who are building start-up companies. The competition allows the students to showcase their ideas to a distinguished panel of entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capitalists, and c-level executives.

The experience provides students the opportunity to interact with like-minded students, ultimately creating a network of young, innovative California and Baja California entrepreneurs.

This year, 15 student teams from eight universities competed for $25,000 in prizes. The winners for 2013 were:

Overall LeanModel Competition Awards

  • 1st place – Bosse Tools, Loyola Marymount University
  • 2nd place – Luna Light, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • 3rd place – Epsilon Micro Devices, San Diego State University

Show Stopper Awards

  • 1st place - Mr. Eco, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • 2nd place - Bosse Tools, Loyola Marymount University
  • 3rd place - Jobioz Inc.,  San Diego State University

Pitch the Investor Awards

  • 1st place - Bosse Tools, Loyola Marymount University
  • 2nd place - Luna Light, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • 3rd place - Blue Igloo, University of California, Irvine

Tiger Tank

  • Bosse Tools,  Loyola Marymount University

 

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