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About the Patron Sponsor

This competition was made possible through the generous support of Roys and Donna Poyiadjis. Roys Poyiadjis is the Founder of Platinum Capital Partners, Inc., a Family Office that focuses on technology investments, traditional private equity activities, real estate, and special opportunities. Donna Poyiadjis is involved in a number of philanthropic initiatives. 


About Boston University School of Hospitality Administration

Established in 1981 and now celebrating over 40 years of Innovating the Business of Hospitality, Boston University’s School of Hospitality Administration (SHA) offers students a combination of rigorous academics, liberal arts curriculum, and international experiences for the pursuit of success in lodging, restaurants, food service, and other avenues of the hospitality industry. SHA has a unique relationship with the city of Boston, where the area’s hotels and restaurants provide students with numerous opportunities for internships to satisfy work experience requirements for their degrees, and unique learning opportunities while they are at SHA.  

For more information about the powerful SHA undergraduate program, visit  Boston University School of Hospitality Administration Undergraduate Program and to learn more about the internationally recognized graduate programs, visit  Boston University School of Hospitality AdministrationGraduate Programs.


About INNOVATE@BU and the BUild Lab

Innovate@BU is a University-wide initiative to enable all BU Terriers to become drivers of innovation in their own lives, careers, and communities. Through its physical home on the Charles River campus, the BUild Lab IDG Capital Student Innovation Center, it provides a variety of signature programs that foster an entrepreneurial mindset and help students turn their ideas into something real.

Learn more about Innovate@BU here and about the BUild Lab here.


About Student Wellbeing

Student Wellbeing leads a campus-wide initiative to support students’ health and wellbeing during their time at BU and inspire students to feel fulfilled each day, despite the ups and downs of life on campus. Its mission is to foster the holistic wellbeing of students by providing opportunities and experiences that enhance all dimensions of wellness, while equipping students with the tools to thrive as individuals and community members. Throughout the year, Student Wellbeing hosts and co-sponsors programs and events where students can join with others to pause, recharge, and learn tools to help them thrive. 

Learn more about Student Wellbeing here. 


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