Hold on to your hats, because I’ve got some absolutely thrilling news to share with you! Our amazing CSUF students have been kicking major goals, and they recently proved it by competing in the Sunstone CSU Startup Launch competition in San Jose! Two teams went in, and one came out with a third-place finish and a whopping $5,000 in prize money!
A huge round of applause is in order for Rohan Kunchala, Cesar Rojas, and Alan Cortez – the brilliant Engineering and Computer Science students who make up the winning team, Bag/Get. Their project is nothing short of incredible – a social enterprise that tackles the ever-growing issue of food insecurity. With their ingenious proprietary software, Bag/Get helps food banks and pantries operate more efficiently and meet the needs of those who rely on them for food.
We can’t forget to give a massive shout-out to Professors Atul Teckchandani, Jeff Greenberg, and Tom Miller, as well as mentor Dave Kinnear, for the expert guidance they provided throughout this incredible journey. Without them, this win would not have been possible!
And that’s not all! The competition was fierce, and our second team, Gotta Go Foods, received an honorable mention. Entrepreneurship alumni Rachel Littel and Andrew Ayers chatted with us recently about their incredible work, which focuses on helping children with digestion issues.
All in all, it was an absolutely amazing performance from our CSUF students, with 17 CSUs and 34 teams competing. We’ll be keeping you updated with more information in the days to come, but for now, let’s raise a glass to these incredible students and their dedicated mentors. You guys rock!