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Local news outlets cover Paladin Pitch contest

Lilly Woo ’24 (second from left) wins 5th annual Paladin Pitch contest.

Last updated April 14, 2024

By Tina Underwood

The fifth annual Paladin Pitch Contest, which took place Thursday, April 11, in Trone Student Center, showcased the entrepreneurial ventures of six Furman University students. Local news outlets including FOX Carolina and WYFF News 4 covered the event. Senior public health major Lilly Woo emerged as the winner of the $10,000 Johnny Flynn Paladin Pitch Award for her plant-based milk product. Alice Tyszka ’25 won a $2,000 second place prize for Alice’s Authoring Company, a business that provides editing, marketing and peer support for writers. Conor Dowler ’24 won the crowd favorite award and $1,000 for Palate Pal, an algorithm that helps diners select wine. Three other students competed in the event presented by The Hill Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Learn more in a Furman News story.

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