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These 3 startups are competing in Delaware’s biggest student biz competition

Here are the finalists for Hen Hatch 2017, detailed.

UD students (and top winners) John Lowman, Daniel Charystonowicz, Elizabeth Soulas and Allison Lisberg hold up their cash winnings from Hen Hatch 2016. (Photo by Lindsay Podraza)

The semifinalists for Hen Hatch 2017, the Horn Program in Entrepreneurship at the University of Delaware’s annual business competition, have been locked in. Student startup businesses will compete for startup cash and prizes that add up to $100,000. The Hen Hatch event itself will go down at World Café Live at the Queen in Wilmington on April 25 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
See the winners from 2016’s competition here.
There are 3 student teams set to compete at Hen Hatch 2017. These are the startups and the students behind them.

  • GeoSwap: Jason Bamford, Keith Doggett, Jordan Gonzales

GeoSwap combines social networking with location-based information in a single app. It’s aimed at combating FOMO (fear of missing out). We spoke with the team last fall, and cofounder Jordan Gonzales told us, “If you’re not actively doing something that you enjoy doing, then you’re totally missing out.” Gonzales also wrote a guest post for us about why he’s building GeoSwap. Gonzales and Doggett won 2015’s Hen Hatch with their STEM help website Practice Set.

  • Influencia: Danilo Vicioso

Vicioso, a frequent contributor, created a new platform with Influencia that “brings business and influencers together.”

  • Revive: Emma Lynch, Avalon Greene, Palina Ivanova

Revive is a mobile app that aims to help women find a use for the clothing they no longer wear. We wrote about them last week.
Tickets are on sale for the Hen Hatch event. They’re running $20 for students and $50 for community members. You’ll need to buy tickets ahead of the show to attend as advanced registration is required.
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Note: We originally listed the semifinalists and have updated this story to reflect the correct finalists.

Companies: University of Delaware

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