From left to right: Dr. Cameron Ford, director of the UCF Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, with 2010 King of the Court winner Daniel Parish.

Daniel Parish won first place in the 5th Annual King of the Court, a quick-pitch business competition recently hosted by the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) at the UCF College of Business Administration. With an audience of nearly 60 people looking on, he impressed a panel of judges with his presentation for the Oasis Portable Water Purification System.

Other finalists included Ace Glenn, Miingl; Khalil Majied, NearJenius LLC, and Amanda Crum, Vak Pack Shack.

Judges included Howard Brunet, President and Owner, Complete Dewatering Pumps & Wellpoints, Inc. of Edgewater, Florida; Jeff Lagos, President, Insurance Office of America; John Mahony, Managing Partner, SkillStorm; Tim Myers, Central Florida Region President, Seaside National Bank & Trust; and Charlotte Williams, ERA Williams Real Estate Group.

The King of the Court competition is comprised of two rounds of competition. In both rounds, participants are given 90 seconds to present their business concept and another 90 seconds to address questions raised by the panel of judges. The top four finalists win cash prizes totaling $3000.

Please visit the CEI Web site to learn more about the center and the competitions they sponsor throughout the year.