2015 Judges

Idea Pitch Judges

John Brignola

Founder of LBC Credit Partners, Chairman of LBC Investment Committee

WCU Alumnus

Chuck  Carter

President Keiretsu Forum Philadelphia Chapter

VP Entrepreneur Services Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic

Patricia Diggin

Marketing Department Faculty West Chester University

Adam  Gripton

Partner Gunnip + Company LLP

Mary Pat Knauss

Board President Wings for Success

Daniel  Krause

Vice Chair Marketing Chester County SCORE

Janice  Leone

Cottrell Center Entrepreneur in Residence 2014-2015

Principal, Corporate Interiors

Dan Lievens

Managing Partner, Head Room

Howard Lubert

Cottrell Center Entrepreneur in Residence 2012-2013

Founder + Managing Partner SafeHatch LLC

Area President Mid-Atlantic and South-East Region

Larry Skahan

President AKD Technology

WCU Alumnus

Randy Warren

Chief Investment Officer, Warren Financial Services

WCU Alumnus

Round One Judges

Tom Andrews

Geno Barbera

Ben Bock

Greg Brodzik

Chris Burns

Chad Byers

Lisa Calvano

Christina Croft

Mike Dever

Chris Dima

Marc Duey

Kelly Fisher

Kevin Fleming

Gerald Francis

Anne Gaza

Brian Halsey

Kristen Jaenisch

Guohua Jiang

Michael Kandravi

Ken Knickerbocker

Lance Knickerbocker

Bob Kress

Arun Kumaraswamy

Kristin Lazzara

Michael Lazzara

Jim Lennon

Dan Mathers

David Perri

Dawn Pfeifer Reitz

Jesse Piersol

Jay Sapovits

Matthew Shea

Anne Walsh

Melissa Woolfrey

Wendy Woolfrey

Mark Yang

Monica Zimmerman

Idea Pitch 2015 Program

Idea Pitch 2015 Poster Winners

Audience Choice Most Innovative Poster

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LM Wizard

by Lena Lee

Honorable Mention Posters

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Headband Curlers

by Katelyn McEvoy

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All Natural, All Beautiful

by Mike Mccolligan

Idea Pitch 2015 Winners

Grand Prize Winner

Girls Auto Clinic

By Patrice Banks

Audience Choice Most Innovative Poster

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LM Wizard

by Lena Lee

First Place Winners



by jennifer roehm

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Fresh and Folded

By Frank Argentieri

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by joy fritschle + gary coutu 

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Girls Auto Clinic

by Patrice Banks

Second Place Winners

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by Nathan Swavely

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Gneiss Drone Works

by Ian Higgins



by Mike McColligan, Gustave Mbuy, Bob DiFilippo + Martin Helmke

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by bill ewing

Honorable Mention Idea Pitches

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Care Crate

by trinh Tong

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By olivia Martin

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By Darren conlen

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by Gilles Hughes + Krysten Nardizzi

2015 Finalists


Auto Buddy Shop by Darren Conlen

Crescendo by Nathan Swavely

Crescendo by Nathan Swavely


EHOBO by Gustave Mbuy, Mike McColligan, Bob DiFilippo, and Martin Helmke

GJH Enterprises by Gilles Hughes and Krysten Nardizzi

Oil Company by Jennifer Roehm

SustainableU by Joy Fritschle and Gary Coutu

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Care Crate by Trinh Tong

e-Receiptor App by Olivia Martin

Fresh and Folded by Frank Argentieri

Girls Auto Clinic by Patrice Banks

Gneiss Drone Works by Ian Higgins

Recycle & Revitalize by Bill Ewing

2015 Photos