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OCC Plrate's Plank Business Pitch Competition

2017 Winners

Picture of winners with OCC President and VP of Instructioins

Pictures: (left to right) Dennis Harkins, PhD, OCC President; Raheela Maniar (Most Likely to Succeed), Michael Ambrose (Most Innovative Idea), Kevin Ballinger, Vice President of Instructions

Winners with their awards and checks.  Raheela Maniar founder of Zero Degree Zero and winner of "Most Likely to Succeed," and Michael Ambrose founder of Text-Trade and winner of "Most Innovative Idea."


Picture left to right; Michael Ambrose, Joseph Jeong (Judge - FirstBank), Raheela Maniar, Jeff Hyder (Judge - Simple Green), and Betsy Densmore (Judge - Owner of Great Mex Grill and Founder of Academies for Social Entrepreneurship)

Winners on the night of the presentations and award (April 6, 2017)
Michael Ambrose, Text-Trade, winner of "Most Innovative Business Idea"
​Raheela Maniar, Zero Degree Zero, winner of "Most Likely to Succeed"