Student startups win Panasci Business Plan Competition

students holding a prize check
Jack Lyons (left) and Sam Hollander

Congratulations to Syracuse University student startups who captured $35,000 in prize funding in the annual The Panasci Business Plan Competition hosted by the Department of Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises (EEE) at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management.  Winners wrote compelling business plans for new products, services or technology platforms they created as student entrepreneurs. 

Capturing first place was Samuel Hollander ‘21 and Jack Lyons ‘21, who secured $20,000 to help grow FSCL, a technology-driven solution to catalyze the use of Income Share Agreements (ISAs) to finance higher education.

Ambassadoor Technologies won second place, with Bruno Gonzalez Hauger ‘21 and Marco Gonzalez Hauger ’22 (ECS) winning $7,500 to scale its mobile platform that automates digital campaigns for both brands and micro-influencers. Third place went to Sice-Me, led by Alexander Rolinski ’24, with a $2,500 award for its mobile platform that creates insular marketplaces for college and high school populations. 

In addition, Sice-Me and Rolinski won the $4,000 were presented with the Gilded Social Rising Entrepreneur Award.

Read the full story in Whitman Voices here.