Concord University Hosts Annual Pitch Competition

ATHENS, W.Va. – Concord University hosted its 3rd annual pitch competition on Thursday, Nov. 5th, 2020 via Zoom. The winners were as follows:

1st place ($500): Kaelea Smith and Melinda Goda, with Hello Dorm, a meal delivery service catering to college students. Kaelea is a junior from Scarbro, WV, majoring in social work, and minoring in sociology and criminology.   Melinda is a junior from Plainfield, IN majoring in computer science, and minoring in business administration and physics.

1st place ($500): Issac Prather, with iSquirt, a condiment delivery product. Issac is a junior from Summersville, WV, majoring in recreation tourism and management, and minoring in business administration.

2nd place ($250): Christabel Ofodile, with Culture Corner, an international cuisine restaurant. Chris is a senior from Abuja, Nigeria, majoring in business administration with a concentration in management, and minoring in entrepreneurship.

3rd place ($100): Bryleigh Davis and Roger Hamm, with House MD, a medical provider app.  Bryleigh is a freshman from Athens, WV majoring in business administration. Roger is a freshman from Princeton, WV majoring in business administration.

Issac Prather was also the winner of the popular vote, which received $150. All attendees were allowed to submit a vote at the end of the competition for their favorite pitch.

“I couldn’t have been more excited for all of the contestants.  They all did such a great job, answered the judges’ questions, and were really well prepared with their pitches. Given that this was all virtual, a new format, I was hopeful we would have a good turnout.  We ended up having a very successful competition, and some amazing ideas!”

Dr. Angela Addair, Director of Entrepreneurial Studies

Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679 extension 6086 if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.


Sarah M. Pritchett
Concord University
Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304) 384-6312,

After 4 p.m.
Office: 304-384-5211
Cell: 304-320-6405

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