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Lift Stick wins $50K in Hofstra biz plan contest

Hofstra students Nick Calderon and Kevin McCroary won the $50,000 top prize in the annual CPXi VentureTech student business plan contest on Wednesday for The Lift Stick, a device that alerts the wearer to improper posture that could lead to lower back injury. The pair have already begun sales of the Stick, but will get a significant leg up in production and marketing with their first-place winnings. Two teams tied for second place in the…


Mike Seiman, CPXi founder

Hofstra’s CPXi pitch challenge nears finals

Hofstra University is shaking up this year’s CPXi Venture Tech Challenge, a $100,000 student business-plan contest that’s touted as one of the richest in the country. Now in its third year, the challenge offers students the chance to pitch new products or services with hopes of winning $50,000 in seed funding, or smaller amounts for finishing in the top five. New for 2015: The judges will be entering the April 29 finals without prior knowledge…