Ace Glenn, creator of Better Ways To Study, LLC, took home $10,000 and a one-year virtual membership to the UCF Technology Incubator as winner of the 8th Annual Joust Business Plan Competition.

The senior finance major pitched his company to a panel of five judges. His product helps students prepare for exams more effectively through the use of visual and SMS-based representations of the study material.

Approximately 100 attendees viewed the event which was hosted by the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, located in the College of Business Administration.

Glenn, along with the three other student entrepreneur groups that made it to the Joust finals, had 15 minutes to present their company to the judges, followed by a 10-minute question and answer session.

Other winners included:

  • Second Place ($5,000): Daniel Seeff for his product Free In A Box, a marketing conduit, that links businesses directly to their student target market by offering free promotional materials.
  • Third Place ($3,000): Nick FrazierStephanie Gibbs and Cesar Abueg for their product Oh My Groceries, a web-based service that provides subscribers with a weekly grocery list that combines local grocers’ specials with current manufacturers’ coupons to provide maximum savings.
  • Fourth Place ($2,000): Matt Schaefer and Kyle Roach for Dave’s Market, a tribute to David Schaefer, a UCF student who was killed in an automobile accident this past October. The mission of this project is to provide a well thought out and profitable restaurant that incorporates David’s passion for cuisine, as well as good times with good friends.
  • Judges of the event included: Tom Bland, ’75 and ’79; Steven Felkowitz, ’79; Paul Gregg, ’74 and ’76; Ron PizzutiMark Plaumann, ’74 and ’79, and Marilyn Wilson.

    The sponsor of the event was Steven Felkowitz, ’79. He is chief executive officer of Atico International and a College of Business Administration Hall of Fame member.

    For more information on student competitions or the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation visit their website.