OUR FEATURED PRE-PITCH SPEAKER
4:15-5:15 PM @ La Kretz Hall (ASCB 132)
Graciela Tiscareno-Sato is a social entrepreneur and award-winning author of Latinnovating: Green American Jobs and the
Latinos Creating Them. She is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, School of Environmental Design. Her global sustainability experience began while leading the Green Enterprise Initiative at Munich- headquartered Siemens Enterprise Networks. She helped enterprises understand the economic and environmental value of collaboration technologies that when adopted, dramatically reduced corporations’ real estate needs, energy needs, employee commutes and carbon footprints. The author actively mentors students who need education and career roadmaps, which this book provides. Her thought leadership pieces have published in the U.S. and Europe including Huffington Post, Environmental Leader, Hispanic MBA, Fox News and many others. She earned a Master degree in International Management from Whitworth University in Washington while on active duty with the U.S. Air Force. In November 2010, she received “Entrepreneur of the Year” honors at the LATINAStyle Magazine Gala in Washington D.C. She is a key organizer of the Silicon Valley Latino Leadership Summit, bestselling author and Chief Creative Officer of her publishing and marketing firm, Gracefully Global Group, LLC. (Read more)
After an intensive application and training process, six teams worked in the Nongshim Innovation Lab in a startup pre-accelerator.
Pitch: Affordable 3D printed apendages for child amputee victims.
Soraya Ahyaudin - USC Public Policy Graduate, PhD Candidate
Jesse Lucas - College of Business & Economics, Alumni 2013
Fakhrul Shawaludin - College of Engineering, Computer Science, & Technology, Alumni Class of 2010
Pitch: Service to connect international students and increase international networking.
Victor Garcia - College of Business & Economics
Ben Kirsch - College of Business & Economics
Laura Marie Prellberg - College of Art's & Letters
Jose Daniel Rubio - College of Engineering, Computer Science, & Technology
Po Yi - College of Business & Economics
Pitch: App that connects food truck owners and hungry food truck foodies.
Nicole Nelson - College of Film & Television
Shiela Pham - College of Business & Economics, Alumni 2014
Eric Siberio - College of Arts &Letters
Pitch: App to instantly connect basketball players find the right pickup game.
Jonathan Nimis - College of Business and Economics
Shadron Ruffin - College of Business and Economics
Pitch: App that connects individuals looking to lose weight with trainers in their community.
Daniel Helfman - College of Business & Economics
Pitch: Roadside assistance app that crowdsources hyper local tow truck services.
Jose Garcia - College of Engineering, Computer Science, & Technology
Bill Holden - College of Business & Economics
Luis Correa- College of Finance & Law
Roland Saenz- College of Engineering, Computer Science, & Technology
Meng Cao- College of Engineering, Computer Science, & Technology
ADVISORS AND COACHES
Barney Santos, Business Pitch 2015 Coordinator
From the PCC Small Business Development Center:
Salvatrice Cummo, Director; Don Loewel; Nardo Manaloto; Albert Napoli
Business Pitch 2015 Sponsors