MICA Award Winners (left) Paint.Team, Amazing Industries, Greenmount Tile, Greatest Possible Good, Hilarious Comics (also Peoples Choice).
Congratulations to all MICAprenuers who won during MICA’s UP/Start 2019 Competition!
In its fourth year, MICA’s UP/Start Venture Competition combines creative pursuits and entrepreneurship. Eight finalist teams of students and recent alumni pitched Wednesday night on the stage of the Baltimore arts college’s Falvey Hall, and a third element also stood out: social mission.
Greatest Possible Good Founder Kyle Vaughan pitched a reusable water bottle that turns inside out which helps the environment. Vaughan and cofounder Kenneth Wayman were top prize winners, earning $35,000.
Pitching Hilarious Comics, winning $25,000, RJ Sterling is creating female, queer and people of color in his new comic books. Sterling also won the Peoples Choice Award winning an additional $10,000.
The teams were selected at pop-up event in February and received mentorship from local founders and entrepreneurship leaders in the months leading up to the final pitch. In all, MICA awarded more than $100,000 at the event whicihis funded by the Philip E. and Carole R. Ratcliffe Foundation.
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By Stephen Babcock Reporter
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