No Limits Pitch Competition
Five University of Maryland students showcased their businesses in the third
annual No Limits Social Impact Pitch Competition to cap off the Social Enterprise
Competition judges were Jigar Shah, consultant, entrepreneur and author of "The
Impact Economy;" Devin Schain, founder & CEO of Campus Direct, Inc.; and Lisa Hall,
president and CEO of Calvert Foundation , who also delivered the afternoon keynote
In a surprising turn of events, the judges decided to pitch in additional money
and award two first place $3,000 prizes to KidFit and Payvius. KidFit also took
home the People’s Choice Award for $500.
KidFit works with schools to improve their Active Education (traditionally physical
education and recess) delivery.
Payvius is a low cost and convenient mobile money transfer service which enables
secure international money transfers from a sender in the USA to any mobile phone
in Sub-Saharan Africa, and provides recipients with the opportunity to build credit
in developing economies.
The competition is led by the Center for Social Value Creation in partnership
with the School of Public Policy’s Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership,
with support from the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship. In addition, it is billed
as an official University of Maryland Fearless Ideas event.
About the Robert H. Smith School of Business
The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader
in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the
University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate,
full-time and part-time MBA, executive MBA, MS in business, PhD and executive
education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The
school offers its degree, custom and certification programs in learning
locations in North America and Asia.