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Campus notes, February 18, 2024

The following area students at Kutztown University were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines: Hunter Hockley, Myerstown; Michelle Kenstler, Kempton; Marrisa Moore, Sinking Spring; Pearl O’Connor, Kutztown.

Winning team

Gus Minotto of Mohrsville, a senior at Grove City College was part of a team of Grove City students that won first place at the recent Techstars Startup Weekend Pittsburgh with their proposal to create a place-based dating app.

The team competed with and against a field of entrepreneurs and business professionals as well as other students from top colleges and universities.

They listened to each other’s pitches and seven teams rose to the top. The remaining participants at the sold-out event formed final teams around the best ideas. They then had 54 hours to conceive, build, and validate a business model. Teams pitched their ideas in a public forum, and the winners were selected by a panel of judges.

The winning Grove City team developed Meet Cute, a dating app that connects people based not on looks or personality but on where they like to go — restaurants, parks, and other destinations. Their win earned them a year’s worth of office space at competition sponsor Avenu Workspaces and up to $5,000 to incorporate their business.

Information is provided by the schools and organizations involved.


Source: Berkshire mont

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