By Deniece Griffin
Photos courtesy of Texas Christian University
In early April 2018, out of 55 competing teams, Georgia State University’s startup team, Soundcollide won Honorable Mention at Texas Christian University’s (TCU) Values and Ventures Business Plan competition.
The annual event is hosted by the TCU Neeley School of Business and is an international competition. This year, the competition was fierce. The GSU Team’s pitched service, Soundcollide provides recording, editing and publishing services for aspiring music artist through an online recording studio and uses blockchain for publishing and accreditation to alleviate unclaimed digital rights.
Soundcollide’s team includes:
- Robert Hatcher,CEO, (B.S. ’17, M.B.A ‘19)
- Jovonni Pharr, CTO, (B.S. ‘15)
- London Balbosa (B.A. ‘19)
- Carrington Hill, Marketer (B.B.A. ‘19)
Hatcher and Hill were in Texas to make the pitch and receive the Honorable Mention Award ($2,500).
A little more about the Values-Centered Enterprise –
Ventures submitted for the Values and Ventures® competition must be for-profit values-centered enterprises. This was not a competition for nonprofit social enterprises but for “for-profit businesses” that also support the social or economic goals of customers, communities, employees and their families, suppliers and/or the environment. Considered contributions to sustainability, innovations in health and life sciences, innovations in energy, or opportunities for under-represented groups in business.
Georgia State University, Robinson College of Business and the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute is extremely proud of the Soundcollide Team for their collegiate commitment, personal growth and entrepreneurial spirit.