Business Plan Challenge

Congratulations to the
2012 Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge FIU Track Winners

First Place:

Geopon, LLC

Geopon, LLC
FIU Student Team - Rachel Fiegler and Ido Meros

This single source solution provider combines geo-targeted coupons and savings,
consumer reward services and mobile payment processing in an easy-to-use mobile application.


Second Place:

Legal File It

Legal File It (ESENEM, LLC)
FIU Alumni Team - Milana V. Kuznetsova and Sean M. McNamara

 A proprietary, Internet-based software platform cuts costs and increases revenue for law offices by enabling efficient financial,
administrative and operational business processes.


Third Place:

Bid That Project

FIU Alumni Team - Alan S. Macken, Andrew Verzura and Seth Saperstein

A website application designed to help consumer members locate,
evaluate and hire the most qualified contractors for their home improvement and/or construction related projects.

First Runner Up and FIU People’s Pick Winner:

Viewbox Holdings
FIU Alumni Team
Dr. Seth J. Crapp

Viewbox offers proprietary technology that allows users, such as radiologists and other medical professionals,
easy mobile access to view, share and present medical images.


Second Runner Up:

FIU Student Team
Vanessa Y. Vazquez, Nilsa Roberts and Ana Castro

Dedicated to the convenient packaging and dispensing of portion-controlled diet kits related to healthcare issues.


Third Runner Up:

Algebra Express
FIU Student
Natalie Paul

Provides online and mobile learning instruction in algebra and geometry, customized for the individual learner.



A special thanks to our FIU Track Judges

John C. Fleming
Technology Practice Lead
Biztegra Partners


Robert H. Hacker
Partner, GH Capital Partners
Adjunct Professor, Florida International University and
MIT Sloan School of Management CFO,
One Laptop per Child Association


Ana Cela Harris
Founder and CEO
Cela Advisors, LLC


Erika Twani
Learning One to One


Ricardo Weisz

For more information regarding Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge, please visit:


Miami Herald: Last Week to enter the Challenge
by Nancy Dahlberg 

Miami Herald: With business plans, content is king
by Nancy Dahlberg

Miami Herald: Experts share helpful tips on creative the most effective business plans 
by Nancy Dahlberg

2012 Business Plan Bootcamp Presentation 
Led by Melissa Krinzman, Managing Director, Venture Architects, LLC and
Darius Nevin, Co-founder, G3 Capital Partners

2011 Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge FIU Track Winners 

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