Sterling Montes presenting his plan for

Students Davis Darnall, Sterling Montes, Tyler Nordlund and Henry Prevette presented their winning venture plan to an overflow crowd of more than 90 in Westmont’s Founders Room.

The final four venture teams made 15-minute presentations followed by 20 minutes of questions from the five judges, Susan Block, investment banker at Block-Bowman & Associates; Peter Dealy, president of West End Partners; Eli Eisenberg, founder and CEO of Straight Line Management; Barry Fay, president of McConnell’s Ice Cream and owner of Montecito Growth Advisors; and Jason Spievak, CEO of RingRevenue and former CFO of Callwave.

LEEF by S.K.S. Technologies, providing immediate, automatic digital back-up and storage of photos from digital SLR cameras, (Ryan Stalker, Taylor Skidmore, Filipp Kozachuk) came in second and Earthos Corp., an online, interactive marketplace for non-profit organizations to sell products direct to conscientious consumers, (Dave Gaultiere, Aaron Bailey, Nick Cruz) earned third place.


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