Winners of the Hen Hatch competition were announced during its final round on Tuesday at the World Café Live at the Queen in Wilmington, Delaware.
Hen Hatch, which is hosted by the Horn Program in Entrepreneurship, is the University of Delaware’s premier start up funding competition. With two different tracks, one for UD students and one for alumni, faculty and staff, Hen Hatch provides participants with the opportunity to make connections and collect feedback on their ideas.
During the final round of the competition, the top three teams from each track pitched their business concepts before an audience and a panel of accomplished judges, competing for prizes totaling $100,000 in cash and in-kind services.
The first place team from the student track was GeoSwap. This team, which is comprised of the founder and CEO, senior biomedical engineering major Jason Bamford, senior electrical engineering major Keith Doggett and senior finance major Jordan Gonzalez, took home $21,000 to further grow their venture. Doggett and Gonzalez are both in the University Honors Program.
“GeoSwap is a platform for anyone to know exactly what’s going on in their community,” said Gonzalez.