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Top Student Entrepreneurs Win $16,000 in seed funding in the 2023 Pirates Pitch Startup Competition

in Toms River News

Seton Hall University staged in its own version of Shark Tank on Wednesday, April 12 when student entrepreneurs presented their business concepts or existing ventures to a judging panel at the 2023 Pirates Pitch Startup Competition – the first in-person contest in three years. Sponsored by the Stillman School of Business’ Center of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE), the contest awarded more than $16,000 in investment seed funding to the winning teams. Entrepreneurship students Peter Colon, Jerry Ford, Gabrielle Roberts, and Kyara Syed served as Master of Ceremonies at the event held in University Center Theater.

Proud of the entrepreneur student teams, Stillman School Dean Joyce Strawser stated, “It truly was a pleasure to watch these talented students pitch their startup ideas. The quality of the concepts and the pitches seems to increase each year, with ideas that address a wide spectrum of needs and preferences. I look forward to seeing how these nascent startups and concepts evolve in future years!”

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