Thirty-eight student teams competed for the prize money. Their ideas were reviewed by more than 50 professionals, including technical experts, business development leaders and venture capitalists.
Eleven students spanning seven finalist teams were selected to present their concepts to a panel of judges in a closed session on November 29. The panel included Lefar; Chris Holden, Managing Partner of Court Square Ventures; Thomas C. Skalak, Vice President for Research at UVA; Baruch Sterman, a scientist and Vice President
vonage challenge 2012
Vonage + OpenGrounds Challenge
1st Place Attendr, $15,000
Brent Baumgartner, computer science major in the School of Engineering and Applied Science
2nd Place Listen-In, $7,000
Damian Warshall, graduate student pursuing his M.B.A. at the Darden School of Business
3rd Place (Tie) Planr,, $3,000.
Niklas Philipsen, a systems engineering major in the School of Engineering and Applied Science
Benjamin Terner, a computer science major in the School of Engineering and Applied Science
3rd Place (Tie) Planr, $3,000.
Murali Varadaraj, an undergraduate student majoring in pre-med and pre-commerce in the College of Arts & Sciences
of Technology Research at Vonage; and Von Wright, former Vice President for AT&T Consumer & Mobility and CEO of 3 Points Strategic Solutions, LLC.