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Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Challenge week a hit

CEI Innovation Week Winner; group of students holding a checkThe UNF Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation featured Innovation Challenge Week and proved its merit for several Coggin College of Business students in October. The event is a week-long experiential learning opportunity for UNF student teams to provide creative solutions for real-world problems and compete for cash prizes.

The competition challenged teams to build out a business deck for a final pitch competition where winning teams won up to $5,000. The student teams were supported by sponsoring companies such as Crowley and Community First Credit Union along with CEI, UNF faculty and the Florida Small Business Development Center at UNF.

Three student teams competed in each challenge. The winners were:


Crowley Challenge Winner: Team AP Solution

  • Team members: Angel Vila Perez and Ana Paula Melilo
  • Project: Automated Partnering (AP) Solution is a digital freight matching platform for trucking brokerages

Community First Challenge Winner: This or That Budgeting App 

  • Team members: Helen Kemp and Izeyic Phifer 
  • Project: This or That Budgeting App is a free app that helps young adults budget through individual decisions providing alternate options that impact budgets and spending habits

To learn more about CEI, click here.