With only a mic in hand and an idea in their head,
will these contestants be able to convince the judges to hand them over the ticket to win $10,000?

COME OUT TO FIND OUT

With only a mic in hand and an idea in their head,
will these contestants be able to convince the judges to hand them over the ticket to win $10,000?

VIATOR - GET PAID TO TRAVEL

Shubham Khichi

Shubham Khichi

Shubham Khichi is a current UTA student majoring in Information Systems while working part-time at the admissions office. He has visited 20 different countries in past 10 years. He understands the struggle of not having the finances to fuel his next trip, so he created VIATOR! Viator helps young adults work all while traveling the world. 

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Farhaj Mayan

Farhaj Mayan

Farhaj came first in the world in robotics when he was 16 years old and traveled 1200 miles across Europe with no money trading only Redbull as currency. He’s an extroverted individual who is a very passionate entrepreneur and has been involved in the DFW startup scene for just over a year. He is also the founder of Startup Arlington and has many other exciting things going on. He’s one to watch out for!

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Garret Martin

Garret Martin

Garret is an opportunity seeker at UTA, in his senior year studying Marketing. He grew up in Arlington and has always been passionate about growing his community. He currently works at the Downtown Arlington Management Corporation and is always looking for ways to stir up the entertainment culture in downtown. He has started a business before, learned from his failures and is looking for his next opportunity.

 

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Lea Petri

Lea Petri

Lea is a senior undergraduate student at the College of Business double majoring in Accounting and Information Systems and interested in creating financial software applications. She is working on the LIFO conversion application as an independent student project and plans to complete the application by the end of this year. Along with doing that, she is also working on an application for dividend preferences and their impacts on basic and dilutive earnings per share, and another mobile application for persons with special needs. 

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Cameron Moreau

Cameron Moreau

Cameron is a computer science student who’s passionate about tech and creating things that help people. He has been the president of a Mobile App development club at UTA called Mobi and founded/directed a 300 student 24 hour innovation competition called UTA Hackathon that raised over $13,000 in sponsorship. It is his last semester at UTA and as much as he’d love to be in San Francisco drowning in tech in a couple of months, he’s devoted to making this business work and scaling it into something that can make everyone’s life just a little better.

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 Paule Botouli

Paule Botouli

Paule had always imagined herself to be an innovator, very much out of the box, trying to see different ways and perspectives to obtain much better results with much more quality. She has been a part of Charitable Organizations (Young Diaspora Engaged) in her home country; Cameroon, where as part of the board she ensured that enough money was raised through charitable galas to fund the education of less privileged kids and orphans. Believing in the beauty found in purpose through accomplishments she seeks to make a life long positive impact where Kids and Young adults’ destinies are not shaped by their current realities but by seeking to procreate visions of advancement and restoration of the wealth in African nations.

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Ndubuisi Okonkwo

Ndubuisi Okonkwo

Ndubuisi is a current student studying Biomedical Engineering. In his own words, he is just a kid from Africa making the world a better place one idea at a time *mic drop*

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 Deverix Horn

Deverix Horn

Dev graduated from UTA in 1986 with a BBA (Systems Analysis). He is a serial entrepreneur who – at the advent of the Web (1995) – transformed one of the largest print yellow pages companies into the web powerhouse SuperPages.com. He built one of the largest real estate investment companies in the U.S. – WeBuyHouses.com – now in more than 150 markets in 30 states. His newest venture is ETHER Mining Company – an Ethereum cryptocurrency mining and blockchain technology implementation company.