Penn, Drexel Place Finalists in “Coolest Startups” Competition
Penn has placed three finalists into Inc. Magazine’s Best College Startup of 2016 competition. Drexel added a fourth, making Philly-based teams one-fourth of the competition’s 16 finalists.
The Penn finalists are:
NOMsense Bakery, founded by Roopa Shankar, 21; and Alina Wong, 21: The company “sells a type of cookie sandwich that it has dubbed the ‘NOMwich.’”
PATOS Shoes, founded by Fernando Rojo, 20: PATOS “partners with Latin American artisans to create hand-crafted shoes.”
Slice Capital, founded by Rohan Shah, 19; Krish Dholakiya, 18; and Ryan D’Souza, 19. It’s “a mobile-based equity crowdfunding startup that allows individuals to invest in small businesses.”
And Drexel added WindiGo Turbines, founded by Gregory Donworth, 22; Asher Breverman, 22; Jeffrey Vo,22. The company plans to use turbines “to make wind energy the most efficient source of renewable energy.”
WindiGo and Slice are two of the remaining four teams in competition. The winner will be announced on Tuesday.