2013 Villanova Student Entrepreneurship CompetitionFrederick Hesse-Tetteh, a young Ghanaian undergraduate engineering student from Villanova University, has placed third in the 2013 Villanova Student Entrepreneurship Competition.

His group members included Warren Chan and Joseph Reckamp. The three took home a US$2,000 prize.
They designed Du Riz, a portable rice-huller to improve the lot of impoverished rice farmers. Their innovation also took home US$500 for being the most promising social entrepreneurship idea.

Villanova University undergrad business student Holly Imamura, engineering student Tom Belatti and Ben Smith and Oliver Herder, liberal arts and science students respectively, received the top prize of US$5,000 for Fun Run — a smartphone application that enables people to set up running routes, get notified when they pass virtual flags on the routes, and compare their times with their friends? times. They also won the US$500 top-prize in a mobile apps contest.

The competition?s second-place prize of US$3,000 went to undergrad business students Chris Mederos and MJ Schanne for Maestro, a tablet app designed to replace sheet music.

The competition is held by Villanova?s Centre for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship.

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