The Be Your Own Boss Bowl® began at Temple University in 1997 and has grown to be one of the most lucrative university-run competitions for entrepreneurs in the country, with cash prizes beginning at $5K and a total cash and in-kind prize package valued at more than $200K! All Temple University students, alumni, faculty and staff are eligible to participate. The competition offers mentoring, workshops, and other resources that support participants in developing successful submissions

Grand Prize Winner

Kiese Technologies

Kiese is a company that is developing technology that is transforming how construction companies manage their businesses.

Presenter: Enoque Panzo, College of Engineering ‘11

Getenet Mohammed, Penn State University ‘08

Anna Panzo, Columbia University ‘08

Undergraduate Track

Jojo

Jojo delivers an automated boba experience giving users 24/7 access at a below-market price. Due to our lower market entry than traditional boba tea shops, we are able to pass on additional savings to our consumers. Using the freshest ingredients to bring you the freshest taste, we have never been more excited for you to try our boba teas. Jojo aims to leverage the explosive growth of boba tea consumption to facilitate meaningful moments.

 

Presenter: Bryan Huang, Fox School of Business ‘22

Dennis Josifi, Penn State Abington ‘21

Francis Duong, Temple University ‘21

The Duo-Case by The Sun and Star Collective

The Duo-Case by The Sun and Star Collective is a double eyeglass case that provides compact convenience and protection in one sustainable product. Made out of bamboo and cork leather, our unique case, with its cylindrical design, will safely carry two pairs of eyeglasses of varying sizes and easily fit in your cup holder. Our mission is to be a triple bottom line business, which includes giving back to individuals in need through a partnership with the non-profit Vision Spring. With every purchase of a Duo-Case, a donation will be made to provide affordable eye care to those in need.

 

Presenter: Emily Madara, Fox School of Business ‘22

Caroline O’Keefe, Fox School of Business ‘21 (also presenting)

Koi Charging LLC

Koi Charging is a consumer electronics company focused on eliminating the hassles of the daily charging experience. Our first product, the Koi Flip, is a laptop case with a built-in wireless phone charger, so you no longer need to bring your phone charger and an assortment of adapters when you’re on the go.

 

Presenter: Daniel Contando, Fox School of Business ‘22

Eric Yu, Fox School of Business ‘21 (also presenting)

Bobby Security

Bobby was born on the idea that everyone deserves to be safe. Bobby is an affordable way to connect Agencies to Users with the convenience of an application.

 

Presenter: Glendon Crawford, Fox School of Business ‘21

Upper Track

Kiese Technologies

Kiese is a company that is developing technology that is transforming how construction companies manage their businesses.

Presenter: Enoque Panzo, College of Engineering ‘11

Getenet Mohammed, Penn State University ‘08

Anna Panzo, Columbia University ‘08

 

 

Quarbon

The environmental and social impact scorecard to automate the measurement and management of a business’s ESG practices, or their Quarbon Score.

 

Presenter: Justin Slusarski, Fox School of Business ‘13

Syd del Cid, Fox School of Business ‘17 (also presenting)

Derek Sheehan, Penn State University ‘11

 

Simply Flows

Welcome to the future, where all web applications work together to save organizations precious time. 

For small businesses and knowledge workers, who struggle with manual data processing, Simply Flows is a self-service, no-code, secure platform that automates tasks and streamlines processes by connecting applications, so data… simply flows between them.

We believe that trading busywork for automation means more time for creativity & innovation. Therefore, we take on the busywork, while organizations focus on growing their business, upskilling their people, and making an impact.

Presenter:
Nelly Tacheva, Fox School of Business ‘20

Brain Games

Brain Games is a software platform used by healthcare professionals and caregivers to treat seniors and patients who have mental health conditions. We offer multiplayer, trivia-style, video games that caregivers can use to assess a patients mental health (BMI – Brain Matter Index) remotely. We have paired our product with a live game show to make mental health assessment a fun and engaging experience. Brain Games is a digital therapeutic, virtual treatment software.

 

Presenter: Kavun Nuggihalli, College of Science and Technology ‘19

Megan Nuggihalli, Penn State University ‘21

Alex Cheth, Drexel University ‘18

Stephen Jeffers, School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management ‘18