Stillman School senior Taseen Peterson is one of “entrepreneurial
eight” to compete in Student Startup Madness, a national collegiate
tournament focused on helping young student entrepreneurs succeed.
An economics major, Peterson initially competed against 64 teams that were narrowed down to 32 and now to the final eight.
His venture is Notefuly, an app for computers and mobile devices that
bridges the gap between a sticky note and the digital world. With the
use of cloud technology, Notefuly keeps lists, notes and reminders
securely updated across all devices automatically, and in a visually
appealing format. The app also allows for seamless collaboration with
In early March, Peterson will compete against students from
universities including Carnegie Mellon, University of Southern
California, Michigan State and the University of Illinois. Representing
the Mid-Atlantic region, he will pitch his venture at South By Southwest
(SXSW) in Austin, Texas, to a celebrity panel of well-known
entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and investors.
The top three teams will each get $5,000 of credits for Google Cloud
Platform, allowing the startups to build, deploy and run web
applications and mobile app backends, without having to worry about
infrastructure or scalability.
Peterson is no stranger to competition. In 2013, he won second place
in the third annual Pirate’s Pitch, the University’s venture fund
competition sponsored by the Stillman School’s Center for
Congratulations Taseen and best of luck!
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