The Kenneth A. Freirich Business Plan Competition
2012 Winners - Matther Miron '13 and Isaiah Crossman (far right)
with Ken Freirich (center)
2012: Second YearSix finalists made presentations at the Surrey-Williamson Inn, vying for $17,500 in prizes.
The winners were:
- First Place: Grumbul. Isaiah Crossman ‘13 and Matthew Miron ’13 received a cash award of $10,000 for Grumbul,
a social-media application they pitched to enable customers to register complaints
with companies whose products or services they find disappointing. Crossman said the
idea for the app occurred to him when a restaurant served him a bad meal. "I wanted
to complain, but I was with my girlfriend and just didn’t want to hassle with it.
Later, I wondered: I have an iPhone, so why can't I just solve this problem right
- Second Place: Wellfleet Sea Salt. Zachary Fagiano ’13 and Hope Schwartz-Leeper ’13 were awarded $5,000 for their plan
to make the Wellfleet Sea Salt Company, which harvests sea salt using a new technology
they had devised, a national brand. Their products are now available online and at
nearly 60 retail outlets. They’re planning a major expansion of their business, developing
blends and flavors using local ingredients as well as other original Cape Cod products.
- Third Place: Rephrase Dance Collective. Dance major Hattie Young ’12 was awarded $2,500 for her plan to develop a new Chicago-based dance company specializing in the production of “flash mobs.”
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