Four student teams from Clark Atlanta University (CAU) have risen to the top of a campus-wide virtual business plan competition.  

The student teams are from CAU’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Development (CIED). They have been chosen as winners in the Blackstone Launchpad Ideas Competition

The virtual business plan competition invited all CAU students with an idea or a prototype to apply in four categories. The categories include: 

  • Social and climate impact
  • Health and life sciences
  • Consumer products and services
  • General

The competition received 57 team submissions campus wide. One idea was then selected by a panel of judges out of each category. Winners will receive $1,000 and a ticket to the national competition. 

The 2022 campus-round winners of the Blackstone Launchpad Ideas Competition include: 

Tatianna St. Louis from the criminal justice program with RaceBuddyGo in the general category of the competition.

RaceBuddyGo is an automated action camera mount that allows car enthusiasts, videographers and film producers to safely record movie-quality videos from a high-speed moving vehicle. 

JaQuana Jones and Nyla Graham from the MBA program with Magic Makeup Machine in the consumer products and services category.

The Magic Makeup Machine automatically washes, sanitizes and dries makeup brushes, palettes and tools in bulk to save time and positively impact skin health. 

Stephanie Holloman-Curtis from the MPA program with A Wardrobe Wish in the social and climate impact category.

A Wardrobe Wish packages seven days of clothing and delivers the package to grade school students who are in need. 

Bianca Colon-Perez from the business administration program with Nutriflash in the health and life sciences category.

Nutriflash is a mobile application that assists people with meal tracking depending on dietary needs. Users will be able to customize the app based on their dietary needs and the capability to take pictures of restaurant menus. 

CAU alumni Myrah Murrell, founding president of the CAU School of Business Alumni Network Affiliate and Jacquelyn Rodgers, founder of, were judges in the competition.  

The winning student groups will now place their concepts against 50 member universities at the national leg of the competition. Winners at the national level will earn an additional prize of $10,000 per category.

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