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Two Miami WIN Lab® WINners Win American Entrepreneurship Award

Miami WIN Lab® WINnersCarolina Pina Kelly Pierce, Founder and CEO of PIERCE Plan and Jaqueline Stetson Pastore, Found of UX Gofer won the American Entrepreneurship Award on Friday June 23, 2017.

The American Entrepreneurship Award (AEA) offers the Bronx and Miami-Dade County-based entrepreneurs the chance to receive a share of up to $250,000 in prize funding to support their new business venture. In addition, free consulting and business support services as well as mentoring are available from experienced executives who really want you to succeed.

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Kelly Pierce, Founder & CEO of PIERCE Plan won first place ($10,000) and People’s Choice Award ($1,000) in the 15th Annual University of Miami Business Plan Competition for the Graduate/ Alumni track taking home a combined prize of $11,000.

Pierce was selected to pitch at the WIN Lab Finale Event on April 25, 2017. She placed second willing $5,000 of the $17,500 in cash prizes sponsored by FedEx.

The Pierce Plan is the only Learning Management System (LMS) that automates a cumbersome process to ensure high school student-athletes are academically eligible per NCAA to play in college and academically prepared to compete in the classroom.

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Jacqueline Stetson-Pastore, Founder & CEO of UX Gofer spoke on a panel discussing the importance of good design at the SUP-X Conference in March 2017

UX Gofer was selected to participate in the eMerge Startup Showcase in June 2017.

UX Gofer is a web and mobile app that makes User Experience Research easier, faster, and more accessible.

About the Babson College Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab®

Created by the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL) at Babson College, the Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab® provides women entrepreneurs with an inspiring community and a rigorous, experiential process that catalyzes innovative thinking and enables them to successfully launch or transform businesses. Now in its fourth year, WIN Lab has been designated as one of the top two specialty programs for Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE); earned BostInno’s designation as one of Boston’s “50 on Fire” innovators and visionaries; and was honored by the prestigious Rosoff Awards for diversity.