Published: March 30, 2020

The New Venture challenge had a record number of competitors for their 12th annual entrepreneurial competition. 146 teams started the competition and only 6 teams made it to the finals where they will compete for up to $100,000 in prizes.
Engineering Plus is please to announce that 3 of the 6 final teams have e+ founders! Congratulations Soulutions Tech, Frenz, and EdBoard Technologies!

  • Jennifer Kracha, Senior in E+ Mechanical/Engineering Management, is the founder of Soulutions Tech - A company developing assistive technology to help people with Parkinson’s Disease get their voice back.
  • Zayna Pieper, Senior in E+ Mechanical/Engineering Management, is the founder of Frenz - A company who is creating a phone accessory that lets people discreetly test their drinks for date-rape drugs.
  • Cody Candler, Graduate of E+ Civil Engineering/CU Teach Engineering Physics, is the co-founder of EdBoard Technologies - A company offering circuitry education kits that are fun, accessible, and backed by education research.

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the NVC championships will be held virtually on April 7th. We will post more details as they become available, so please check back!

Click here for more information on all finalists and NVC.