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Lavin Center Kicks Off LeanModel™ Competition

The winners showing off their trophy

Team from Loyola Marymount University displays their winning trophy.

SDSU's Lavin Entrepreneurship Center held its inaugural LeanModel™ student business competition from March 14 – 15, 2013 on the SDSU campus.

The LeanModel Competition is open to California- and Baja California-based university students who are building start-up companies. The competition allows the students to showcase their ideas to a distinguished panel of entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capitalists, and c-level executives. The experience provides students the opportunity to interact with like-minded students, ultimately creating a network of young, innovative California and Baja California entrepreneurs.

This year, 15 student teams from eight universities competed for $25,000 in prizes. The winners for 2013 were:

Overall LeanModel Competition Awards:

  • 1st place – Bosse Tools, Loyola Marymount University
  • 2nd place – Luna Light, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • 3rd place – Epsilon Micro Devices, San Diego State University

Pitch the Investor Awards

  • 1st place – Bosse Tools, Loyola Marymount University
  • 2nd place – Luna Light, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • 3rd place – Blue Igloo, University of California, Irvine

Show Stopper Awards

  • 1st place – Mr. Eco, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • 2nd place – Bosse Tools, Loyola Marymount University
  • 3rd place – Jobioz Inc., San Diego State University

Tiger Tank

Bosse Tools, Loyola Marymount University

The judges of the LeanModel Competition

From left: Doug Wall ('80, accounting), Larry Petersen ('71, marketing), Brian Ramphal