Marketsmith, Inc. 2019 Award for Entrepreneurship – The College of Mount Saint Vincent

Isidoros Bartziokas, Elise Fober, Chuck Chaplin, Kathryn Swintek, Nicholas Cappiello, Juliette Borghesan, Mikaela Blanchard, and Patrick Yu.
(l-r) Isidoros Bartziokas, Elise Fober, Chuck Chaplin, Kathryn Swintek, Nicholas Cappiello, Juliette Borghesan, Mikaela Blanchard, and Patrick Yu.

At the College of Mount Saint Vincent, students had six months to develop an innovative and exciting business plan to have a chance to win the Marketsmith, Inc. Award for Entrepreneurship.

The college received nearly 25 business plans from students across all majors, which were narrowed down to 4 finalists:

Mikaela Blanchard | Collegiate Dance Challenge
Juliette Borghesan | Nurse Now
Elise Fober | Elise’s Craft Space
Isordoros Bartzkokas | Bases Loaded Baseball

The panel was comprised of business leaders from various industries:

Kathryn Swintek | Managing Partner, Golden Seeds Fund 2 LP
Chuck Chaplin | Chairman, Brighthouse Financial
Patrick Yu | Partner, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
Nicholas Cappiello | Supervising Project Manager, Financial Accounting Standards Board

After much deliberation, the 2019 Marketsmith, Inc. Award for Entrepreneurship was awarded to Juliette Borghesan!

Borghesan is a junior nursing student and presented her business plan for Nurse Now.

Nurse Now is a mobile app which connects patients with Registered Nurses (RNs) to assist with their medical needs by facilitating on-demand quality long-term or short-term care. RNs and patients can connect, schedule appointments, communicate through chat, and securely make payments through third-party integrations.

We’re so proud of all those who participated and want to thank you for sharing your business plans with the Mount community and Marketsmith, Inc. Congratulations!