The First CRV Entrepreneur Idol Winners

December 8th, 2006 |
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Watch the three winning pitches of the first ever CRV Entrepreneur Idol (coming to a grad school near you soon). Judges George, Bill Tai and Susan Wu of CRV, as well as Silicon Valley famed blogger and journalist, Matt Marshall chose their top 5 contestants out of 60 MBA candidates. The top three got to present their pitches to the audience, and the ultimate idol winner was selected by the audience.

Winners included:

1st: Ned Tozun, MBA2 – Solid state LED for the developing world, Foreverbright

2nd: Rohin Dhar, MBA2 – Online job recruitment services, PersonForce

3rd: Jeff Piper, MBA2 – Hedging instruments for residential real estate market

4th (tied): Vanessa Stanley-Miller, MBA2 – Kid-centric online video service

4th (tied): Ben Savage, MBA2 – Location based mobile game platform

If you are interested in bringing CRV Entrepreneur Idol to your Grad School, contact Susan Wu at

Susan, Matt Marshall, and John Furrier discuss it as well.

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Posted in: Connected Social Media, Enterprise 2.0, Entrepreneurship with John Furrier, Technology