About the Founding 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 the Competition Judges
Executive Director of Innovate@BU
Founder / CSO, Sensory Cloud
McKinsey Associate Partner
Founder, Atlas Monroe
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 (MMH and MSHM), visit Boston University School of Hospitality Administration Graduate 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.