NYU Stern

2005-2006 Competition Winners

Social Entrepreneurship Track Winners

Verge Records
Founders: Noah Dinkin (BS '06) and Emmanuel Zunz

Verge Records showcases cutting-edge politically and socially conscious Hip Hop music from distressed neighborhoods across the globe to increase the public's awareness of the socio-economic challenges these areas face while encouraging greater civic engagement.

GKIDS, Inc. (formerly NYCIFF)
Founder: Eric Beckman (MBA '09)

GKIDS aims to bring the type of cutting edge independent and international films that the New York International Children's Film Festival champions to a national audience through theatrical distribution, home entertainment, broadband/mobile, consumer product licensing and TV/VOD programming.

Traditional Business Track Winner

AirTrace
Founders: Jill Wiseman (MBA '97) and Larry Wiseman

AirTrace is a supply chain visibility service that delivers real-time security, quality control and location of RFID-tagged inventory transported on a truck or container. AirTrace Intelligence™ is a cellular-based service delivering real-time alerts and inquiries to shippers, carriers and suppliers through the Internet.
Traditional Business Track Runner-ups

SoftMobile
Founders: Amnon Siev (MBA '04), Itay Barzilay (MBA '04) and Eli Brosh

SoftMobile is an innovative solution for wireless telephone companies that will allow them to offer advanced voice over internet protocol (VoIP) services without requiring them to upgrade their core network or end-users' devices.

SpeakClearly
Founder: David Ross (MBA '08)

SpeakClearly is a fully-automated spoken language accent assessment and training technology solution that helps offshore call center agents to speak more clearly and reduce accented English.