Business Plan Challenge

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Accidental Archivist

Pitched by Stephanie Norman.

Got photos? Accidental Archivist is a free platform of training and tips from industry leaders, an array of products and services and a community of all ages who share tips, rate products and connect.

Art Preservation Index

Pitched by Emily MacDonald-Korth.

 The Art Preservation Index is a stability rating system for fine art, based on its patent-pending rating algorithm, database of art material information, and proprietary mobile art evaluation software.

Coastal Risk Consulting

Pitched by Albert Slap

Coastal Risk Consulting offers a comprehensive online service called the “Coastal Risk Rapid Assessment” that provides a property’s future flood risk, changing the conversation around climate change.

Juana la Iguana

Pitched by Tania Gilinski

Juana la Iguana, a learning and entertainment platform for helping parents transmit to their kids their values, culture, music and Spanish vocabulary, looks to launch 20 applications in the next four years.

Stow Simple

Pitched by Silvia Camps and Jorge Camps.

With the click of a button, Stow Simple will pick up, safely store and return your belongings, with prices comparable to traditional self-storage. The initial target market will be city high-rise dwellers.

The HighBoy

Pitched by Douglas Scott and Olga Granda-Scott.

Leveraging deep industry experience of its founders, The HighBoy delivers a streamlined method for sourcing and purchasing exceptional antiques, fine art and other historic design items online.



Court Buddy

Pitched by James Jones Jr. and Kristina Jones

Founded by an attorney, Court Buddy is an online legal matchmaking system that connects people and businesses with affordable attorneys based on their budgets.


Pitched by Giancarlo Zarrillo, Ernesto Ruiz and Luis Caro

FlowKPI wants to redefine the software tools businesses rely on to achieve their real potential. It plans to develop software-as-a-service solutions for different industries.

Relentless Roasters

Pitched by Daniel Choiseul Paguaga

Relentless Roasters is a collaborative workspace and specialty coffee café on the FIU campus that would serve as a retail location, roasting facility and educational center.

Pitched by Todd Florin and Richard Ashenoff.

 Leveraging the power of the sharing economy, is an end-to-end platform designed to connect those who need long-term care with those who can provide care.

Senzu Foods

Pitched by Ricardo Delgado and Nicolexander Garza

Senzu Foods aims to provide a sustainable solution to food security, public health and environmental concerns by becoming a leading producer and distributor of insect-based food products.


Pitched by Alejandro Gomez

Wuelto, a global social e-commerce platform, provides users with a going-to-a-mall experience by allowing people to share items with friends while also being able to ask interact with stores.