2014 Competition

The Knapp Venture Competition 2014

Entrepreneurs Take the Stage at our
33rd Annual Knapp Venture Competition

This year’s winning teams – who pitched their business ideas in Korn Hall to a panel of venture capitalists and entrepreneurs – presented innovative, game-changing solutions for the education, health care, tourism, retail and fashion industries. Read on to learn more about their ventures.

Congratulations to the winners!

First Place


Smartest k12

A classroom tool that helps teachers track and grade student assignments quickly and easily, and instantly generates data analytics they can share with parents and administrators.

Second Place



A digital platform that electronically delivers pharmaceuticals companies' discount vouchers directly to doctors and hospitals, which can be more easily distributed to patients at the time medications are prescribed.

Third Place



A web-based platform that changes the way visitors experience everything from hotels and attractions, to universities and other destinations. It goes beyond a "virtual tour" and provides users a personalized, intimate and live online experience.

Fourth Place



A social, mobile platform that makes it as simple as possible to browse and purchase clothing across retailers and creates powerful consumer insights.

Fifth Place



A mobile augmented-reality app that lets online shoppers preview 3-D models of store furniture scaled-to-size in their own space from the comfort of their home.


Thank you to our generous sponsors

The Price Center Entrepreneur Association Dun & Brandstreet
1010 Wilshire Knowing Your Worth WSGR
Coloft Cazenave W Capital Partners

What is KNAPP?

Knapp is a student-run business plan competition, sponsored by the Knapp Family and The Price Center and hosted by the Entrepreneur Association. It is designed to provide an intensive learning experience in the venture initiation process. Teams submit their business plan for a new or existing venture, 25 semi finalist teams were narrowed down to 5 and asked to present to a panel of judges which includes successful venture capitalists and entrepreneurs.

Please contact Angela Klein if interested in sponsorship.