Students from San Diego and Tijuana Compete for $100K in Seed Funding

At USD's V2 Competition

University of San Diego students and the top student entrepreneurs from Tijuana will compete for a total of $100,000 in cash and in-kind support in the 2016 V2 Entrepreneur Competition on April 28. The event takes place from 5-9 p.m. in USD's Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice.

The V2 Pitch Competition is the opportunity for eight teams of students—four from USD and four from universities in Mexico—to pitch their ideas to a panel of angel investors, San Diego business owners, fellow students and the V2 judges. Students will be judged on the potential success of their venture and ability to be an entrepreneur.

Chosen from more than 100 submissions, the eight start-up companies presenting pitches this year are:

USD Track


Lacy is a bra washing machine (patent pending) that carefully protects bras and delicates from the damage they normally endure during traditional washing methods.


Technology company FoldedColor is an e-commerce solution for custom printed packaging, offering standard and customizable folding carton options through a web-to-print interface that includes instant pricing, an intuitive design editor, virtual 3D proofing and online checkout.


This free social community for stocks and options investors, TechMeetsTrader makes it easy to capitalize on investment opportunities and to learn from experienced traders.

    Like Cats and Dogs

Like Cats and Dogs produces a safe pet toy for both cats and dogs.

Bi-National Track


AGROSOL offers a fertilization, fumigation and geographical scanning system performed by drones.

    Baja Saver

Baja Saver generates clean and cheap energy through a product as small as a home refrigerator that is 100 percent self-sufficient, more effective than wind and solar systems and a better return on investment.


Ñapanga produces and distributes a microbrew with a female focus.


FXR is an app used to request certified professional services for home repair and maintenance.

The keynote speaker will be Tim Suski '08 BA (Business Administration), co-founder of The Rush Studio. Based in La Jolla, The Rush Studio combines high-end indoor cycling equipment with hand-picked local instructors and concept classes to create a boutique indoor cycling experience.

V2 is an exciting night where students are able to turn their business ideas into reality.

Previous winners have gone on to raise almost $2 million in additional funding, making the competition a launching pad for entrepreneurial success.

"Entrepreneurs represent the future of our economy, and we look forward to helping to create more success stories," said Mike Lawless, clinical professor of management in USD's School of Business and V2 Entrepreneur Competition founder.

To attend the event, register here.

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