Announcing the 2022 Connect Challenge Winners!

College of Arts + Sciences Dean Rick Van Kooten (Center) pictured with Connect Challenge Winners and Runners-Up. Photo | Anna Powell Denton

The Walter Center for Career Achievement is pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 Connect Challenge Pitch Competition:

Creative Endeavors
Winner: Peng Dynasty by Heidi Peng
Runner up: TURDS by Emily Davis

Nonprofit and Social Good
Winner: Habitat Sartorial by Payne Vogtman
Runner Up: The Duro Collection by Eduardo Duro

Startups, Tech, and Inventions
Winner: Concilium by Micah Roberson, Parth Kapil, Jay Amlani, and Arpan Ojha
Runner up: No Waste Plant Based by Mara Flynn & Donald McAninch

The winners were announced at the Connect Conference, Friday, February 25th after delivering their pitches to a panel of judges. Winners and runners-up in each category receive scholarship money, up to $2,000, along with other gifts, including a part-time membership to The Mill.

The Connect Challenge is an idea pitch competition for the IU College of Arts + Sciences. Students are invited to share their innovative ideas, and winners are awarded a prize package to help bring the idea to life. This year’s Connect Challenge was sponsored by the Dimension Mill, IU Ventures, and the IU Shoemaker Innovation Center.

By Maureen Langley
Maureen Langley Designer & Marketing Coordinator