2018 Galant Challenge

May 26, 2018

The April 26 event, hosted by the School’s Galant Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, featured a series of exceptional pitches selected from dozens of submissions, each with personal or professional ties to the UVA community. Initiated in 2012 by Center Founder Mark Galant (McIntire ’80), Founder and CEO of Tydall Trading LLC, the Galant Challenge showcases compelling new companies and offers entrepreneurs the opportunity to connect with critically important funding. Just like the “Shark Tank” TV show, after striking a deal and hugging the entrepreneurs, the judges perform further due diligence to validate the company’s projections.

The 2018 Challenge included a variety of innovative tech ventures:

Pinkaloo, a software company that streamlines charitable giving
PurPics, a promotion tool for student organization fundraising
BelaCam, a cryptocurrency-earning system centered on photo sharing
Traffk, an insurance-optimized risk management platform
Aecium, a blood sample-based liver biopsy alternative

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