Michigan Business Challenge – Seigle Impact Track Round Two Winners

Ann Arbor, December 5, 2022 – The Michigan Business Challenge (MBC), a campus-wide, multi-round business plan competition has announced the eight teams advancing in its Seigle Impact Track.

For Dearborn founder presents to an audience and judges in 2019 Michigan Business Challenge.
For Dearborn presents in Round Two in 2019.

Many student teams submitted proposals for MBC, with one third submitting for the Seigle Impact Track. After passing a qualifying round, teams advanced to Round One, which was held at the Ross School of Business on Friday, November 14, via video link. In the Seigle Impact Track, eight teams will now advance to Round Three, taking place on Friday, January 20, 2022. From there, four teams will advance to the Finals on Friday, February 10, 2022.

Eight impact teams will advance from this round to the next:

  • e3 – a holistic chrome extension that bridges the information gap to allow consumers to conveniently identify more sustainable choices by scanning and scoring clothing product pages on their environmental impact and providing recommendations for alternative eco-friendly items. Joshua Glynn, BBA ’24; Manal Shaikh, BBA ’24; Alexander Bower, BBA ’24; Saavan Kaneria, BBA ’24; Sena Kaddurah, BBA ’24; Lucas Coman, BBA ’24

  • FUSE – a one-stop financial empowerment hub for refugees that allows asylum seekers to open a bank account without a social security number, build credit, access financial orientation resources, professional development opportunities, local coupons, and manage their government cash assistance in any language they speak. Margarethe Steinhaus, MPP ’23; Christian Neubacher, MPP ’23

  • G2G: Grow Together – a wealth-building platform that uses financial planning, learning modules, and a community forum to support individuals experiencing life hardships (i.e., caregiving/infertility/life-threatening ailment/divorce). Yasmin Abdulhadi, MBA ‘23; Bridgit Jung, LSA ’24

  • International Footprint – a global comprehensive toolkit that provides access to mindfully translated information about legal policies, including visas, taxes, and healthcare, for international students and workers. Yeonkyoung No, BBA & BA PPE ’25; Dan Atlman, BSE Mechanical Eng ’24; Gyu Been Moon, BA Political Science & BA Korean Literature and Culture ’24; Justin Park, BA Cognitive Science ’22

  • LexoFin – a Web3 platform that translates financial terminology on the fly to make the world of finance & investing accessible to everyone. Bryant Burciaga, MBA ’24

  • SeaSpider – Aiming  to improve the identification of abandoned fishing nets in sensitive coral reefs in order to allow conservation organizations to remove abandoned fishing nets that kill wildlife and destroy coral reefs. Joe Huang, CS ’22; Adam Zhang, BS Environment  ’23

  • Solar Fridge – working to develop an inexpensive, solar-powered energy independent, and low-maintenance vaccine refrigerator to ensure vaccine availability and viability in low-resource communities. Thomas Chen, BS ’23; Ryan Fang, BS ’25; Avani Govindswamy, BSE ’24; Gabriel Ferriero, BSE ’25; Alan Shi, BSE ’24; Cara Gallagher, BSE ’25; Aham Lee, BSE ’23; Ryan Hamby, BSE ’22; Carina Gallagher, BSE ’23; Nancy Chen, BSE ’23; Allison Lee, BSI ’24; Thiago Reis, BSE ’24; Paola Zavala, BSE ’25; Eldon Xu, BSE ’23

  • Unavigate – College connection service that allows high school students to communicate with college students and ask questions regarding their school/major. Yash Singhvi, BBA’26; Esha Patel BS(Econ)’26; Rikhil Sankati BBA ‘26

Additionally, 8 teams are advancing in the the Innovation Track, and 8 teams are advancing in the Invention Track.

The Michigan Business Challenge (MBC) is a campus-wide, multi-round business plan competition where student businesses have the opportunity to win cash prizes totaling over $100,000, gain feedback from leaders in the business community, and expand their business network. Ross’ Seigle Impact Track is sponsored by the Mark and Robin Seigle Entrepreneurial Innovation Fund and co-managed by Business+Impact at Michigan Ross, the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise, and the Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies