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Mayo Business Plan Competition final showdown, April 5

On April 5, three teams of TCNJ student entrepreneurs will square off in the finals of the Mayo Business Plan Competition. Their goal? To convince a panel of judges that their idea is the Next Big Thing.

And the stakes are high, with a prize pot of $50,000 to be divvied up among the teams.

“The Mayo Business Plan Competition has had a campuswide impact, attracting students from diverse disciplines,” said William Keep, dean of the TCNJ School of Business. “The size of the prize is an incentive and adds to excitement. We’re grateful to Professor Herbert B. Mayo for establishing and supporting the Mayo Business Plan Competition and Eric Szabo ’97 for his generous support.”

The competition, which is open to the public, will be held Wednesday, April 5 at 5 p.m. in the Education Building, room 212.

For more on the competition, visit:

Meet the finalists

Handl is a digital marketplace, accessed through an app that provides clients with the opportunity to outsource their everyday tasks and errands. Handl offers services at a client’s convenience, while simultaneously allowing commissioned employees (Handlers) to earn money during their free time.

Team Members:

Carolina Gamarra ’18 (Marketing–North Bergen, NJ)
Tyler Gambardella ’18 (Finance–Dumont, NJ)
Patrick Monaghan ’17 (Interactive Multimedia–Harrington Park, NJ)

NeoBook is an application that serves as a platform for college students to connect with one another at their own respective campuses to buy and sell their textbooks and other items.

Team Members:

Spencer Viviano ’19 (Computer Science–Somerville, NJ)
Neophytos E. Zambas ’18 (Marketing–Stewartsville, NJ)

Noble Pursuit Consulting Services is a small consulting firm that specializes in educating and assisting mid-sized New Jersey businesses with marketing efforts in Corporate Social Responsibility.

Team Members:

Kristen Borowski ’17 (Management–Toms River, NJ)
Carmella Campisano ’17 (Accounting–Bayonne, NJ)
Matthew Newman ’17 (Interactive Multimedia and Communication Studies–Lake Hopatcong, NJ)
Sarah Wallin ’17 (Marketing and Communication Studies–Iselin, NJ)