Captain U, a site co-founded by my good friend and ex-bandmate Avi Stopper, finished first in the running at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business’s New Venture Challenge today. The New Venture Challenge is one of the more prestigious new venture competitions in the U.S., where the final 10 teams present and are judged by a pretty brutal panel of 15-20 high profile venture capitalists. $50K is up for grabs to the top teams. Captain U is also a finalist the MBA Jungle biz plan competition.
Captain U is a social networking site that allows high school soccer players to network (and be recruited) by college coaches. It launched last year and is picking up great momentum! Congratulations Avi and team. Gooooooaaaaaaaaalllllll!!