Sarah Pomeranz

City/State: NJ, USA

Company: Sulis

School: Rutgers University

“A personal mentor of mine once defined entrepreneurship as “Creating the future.” Creating the future, to me, though, is not enough. My mission is to create a better future. As both a student entrepreneur and a student of entrepreneurship, I believe fully embodying entrepreneurship means striving to leave the world better than you found it and empowering those around you to do the same.” -Sarah Pomeranz


Brian Hoang

City/State:  Dallas, TX, USA

Company:Immosis LLC

School: The University of Texas at Dallas

“I’m driven not by simple interest or passion, but by a pure obsession and desire to create positive impact at scale and become the best at what I do. I view entrepreneurship as a craft that can be mastered through lifelong practice and discipline (although one may argue that entrepreneurship is too broad to be mastered). Even if I retire from building startups one day, my end goal is to become an impact investor so that I can help the next generation of humanitarian entrepreneurs improve our world.” -Brian Hoang


Bryson Pritchard

City/State:  South Florida, FL, USA

Company: Pritchard Innovation

School: Stetson University

“My core value would be “Boldly Go!” I am attempting to have a big impact in a complex and intimidating industry…My medical device boldly questions the traditional method that we use to administer medications within healthcare today. I am betting on the ability to be able to do a better, safer, and more efficient way to give medications. Questioning what has been done the same for the past one hundred years requires the confidence in your idea to change the way professionals practice medicine.” -Bryson Pritchard


Mandeep Patel

City/State: Houston, TX, USA


School: The University of Texas at Austin

“The core value “Boldly Go!” best describes me as an entrepreneur. Though I was raised to be incredibly risk averse, I created a structured approach to evaluate an idea before going full tilt into something. I turned down an incredible offer for full time employment to work on ElecTrip full time. It took me time to train myself to not look back, but now I can pursue an idea with complete focus.” -Mandeep Patel


Robert Hatcher

City/State: Atlanta, GA, USA

Company: Soundcollide

School: Georgia State University

“My biggest obstacle I’ve had to overcome as an entrepreneur is when I was selected for a pitch event in San Diego. I spent that whole weekend working on my pitch deck. That Monday my car was broken into and I had my backpack stolen. I had to turn in my new pitch deck by Tuesday for a chance to be selected for the finals. Fortunately, I was able to complete the application and went on to the finals winning 3rd place in the competition. That was a moment for me that showed I can persevere through anything.” -Robert Hatcher