Impact Venture Finale Night

May 3rd, 2019 Parmer Hall

Experience the Entrepreneur 5:45pm - 6:45pm

 Live Pitches 7:00 pm

 Eyas Dessert Reception, following Live Pitches


Finale Fueled By:


Silver Sponsors:



Finalists

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Café Five 20

Alyson Blank - Founder

Carissa Weaver - Design & Operations

Jonathan Wheat - Marketing & Development

“Sip, empower, repeat.”

Cafe Five 20 is a mobile coffee cart employing women upon release from prison, fostering an environment that promotes honesty and integrity by creating new beginnings. Our services will reach community members that may not have access to quality coffee at work, or could make an exciting addition to local events and weddings. Combining high-quality drinks, convenience, and a passion for second chances, we believe Five 20 will be a successful addition to any venue.

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Dynasty X

Samatha Subkanha - Founder

Katie Thompson - Marketing

Lauren Steffy - Finance

Mary Solomin - Designer

Dynasty X is a clothing company based in China that specializes in clothing lines for women who are plus size by Chinese standards. Through the use of our products, we aim to eliminate the stigma of plus size women by promoting body positivity and self-love for all women. Our products fill a distinct market space that is unoccupied by many other clothing brands that focus on the stereotypical body shapes emphasized in Chinese culture.

“Providing Body Positivity, One Piece at a Time”

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Learning Link

“Link, Learn, Succeed”

Learning Link is a secure online platform that connects college students to families of middle and high school students. By providing authentic, in-person tutoring sessions, learners gain valuable knowledge and college students purposefully utilize their academic skills. Learning Link empowers individuals to take charge of their education by offering below-market pricing for users and competitive earnings for tutors. We extend equal opportunities by providing free tutoring sessions to motivated students in need of financial assistance.

Brian Doran - Founder/CEO

Laszlo Hangyas - CFO

Kathryn Wentling - COO

Logan Peterson - CMO

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Sliced Orange

“Enjoy Life By The Slice”

Sliced Orange is a lifestyle clothing brand that focuses on encouraging people to embrace their individuality and empower all those who wear it. In order to live out its motto of "Enjoy Life By The Slice", the brand aims to work with local artists in order to create special edition clothing designs, accessories, etc. that allow the artists to earn personal profit as well as money for nonprofit charities.

Charles McKean - Founder


Judges

Tina Campbell

Tina Campbell is the Co-Executive Director of ASSETS in Lancaster, PA. She came to ASSETS in 2015 as the Director of Development, and helped the organization grow by over 300% in the past 4 years. She created the development program at ASSETS and has been instrumental in the creation of financial and operational systems as ASSETS has grown from a staff of 4 to 14. Tina is passionate about using business for good in our local community and has always had an interest in economic development and microfinance, which is reflected in her career path.

Tina has been connected to ASSETS for many years, having gone through the initial “Business Design and Management Course” herself in 2004. ASSETS connects Tina’s passion and career experiences and she is excited to help advance ASSETS’ mission to transform our local community through business.

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Jane Koppenheffer

Jane Koppenheffer assumed the position of President and CEO for The Insurance Alliance of Central Pennsylvania, Camp Hill, PA in 2004. The Insurance Alliance Network is a collective of 10 premier independent agencies located in the Central and greater Lehigh Valley regions of Pennsylvania. The Alliance ended 2018 with over $269 Million in Property-Casualty premiums written.

Jane has demonstrated a strong commitment to insurance education, having earned a Masters of Science in Insurance Management from Boston University in 2005, as well as numerous designations (CPCU, Associate in Research and Planning, Associate in Automation Management, and Associate in Reinsurance).

Jane and her husband, Fred, reside in Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. They have two children: Peter, and Grace, along with three grandchildren (Emma, Ben and Eli).

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Victoria Lindstrom

As founder of Suasion, Victoria has extensive experience in marketing and communications. She is also experienced in interpersonal communications, coaching and facilitation techniques.

In 2008, Victoria determined her passion for creating positive social and individual change could best be served by starting her own firm. Suasion creates communications and experiences that change the way people think. Suasion has received broad attention for work that has resulted in thousands of people being positively impacted by the firm’s communications.

Victoria is frequently asked to share her expertise through speaking engagements. She has presented to statewide organizations, hosted legislative forums and appeared on PCN’s Talk Live show. She was previously selected as a Woman of Influence by Central Penn Business Journal. Victoria is a member of Daybreak church and serves as a member of the Governing Board.

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Deryl Stoltzfus

Deryl Stoltzfus is a partner at Hershey Farm and IPF Investments located in Lancaster PA. He’s also the President of Makin’ Whoopie pies which has several locations located throughout Pennsylvania and Delaware.

Deryl has been a part of the hospitality industry for over 25 years and enjoys the challenge of how the industry constantly evolves and changes. Deryl attended Messiah for 4 years while majoring in Psychology and playing on the soccer team. He uses his psychology experience almost every day in business.

Deryl lives in Strasburg with his wife Hollee and their son Cade. His daughter Shae is currently a freshman at Messiah and majoring in business and also plays for the women’s soccer team.

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John Wilson

John is a business leader and scholar with 23 years of experience in the software & services industries. I strive to bring a multi-dimensional perspective on market dynamics and organizational design concepts that help businesses to produce profitable results. Currently, He is the Director of Global Compliance Technologies at Vertex, providing oversight to the development of Cloud and On-premise technologies.

His experience includes market engagement to support technology development and revenue generation. This includes leading efforts to engage with corporate tax leaders of Fortune 1,000 companies, to examine business challenges in the context of global operations and to quantify the business case/ROI for tax transformation investments.

Specialties: Intrapreneurship, entrepreneurship, the Lean Startup, Relationship Building, Organizational Leadership, Public Speaking, Consultative Engagement, Business Model Development, Dedicated Lifelong Learning, Team Building, Corporate Social Responsibility