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Vote for Stillman Senior Taseen Peterson in Inc. Magazine March Madness Entrepreneur Contest!
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Taseen PetersonA new challenge awaits Stillman School senior and David B. Gerstein Scholar Taseen Peterson and his partners. Their note-sharing application, Notefuly, is competing in Inc. magazine's first ever "March Madness 2014: Pick Your Favorite College Startup" competition, and you will help determine which team comes out on top. Sixteen teams will go head-to-head in online voting each week that narrows the field. The two finalists will be featured in Inc., and the winner gets tickets to the magazine's GrowCo Conference in May.

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It has been a marvelous March for Peterson and his partners — his brother Mark, the company's chief technical officer, and their Los Angeles-based creative director Cameron Smith. Notefuly was named to the Inc. magazine "America's Coolest College Startups 2014" list, being chosen as "the cream of the college entrepreneurship crop" from nearly 100 such companies across the country. The team also was crowned national champion at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Student Startup Madness Championship Finals in Austin, Texas on March 10.

"It lends us instant credibility," said Peterson. "It says we're here and we're for real."

Peterson says Seton Hall has been a source of encouragement and support for him as he develops his digital product and his company's business plan. He credits many mentors for his team's success, including Professor Susan Scherreik, the director of the Stillman School Center for Entrepreneurial Studies.

"We are very proud of Taseen and this accolade for Seton Hall University," said Scherreik. "His passion and drive, combined with the knowledge and skills learned in our entrepreneurship courses and in our Pirates Pitch business plan competition, helped Taseen take his startup venture to the next level. Another factor was the intensive, one-on-one mentoring from seasoned and successful entrepreneurs that we provide to our budding student entrepreneurs. We feel that is our program's competitive advantage."

Peterson calls Notefuly, "the digital solution to the physical note." It is a mobile application and cloud service that allows notes to be shared among users and across devices. Notefuly has been downloaded more than four million times and has already generated more than $450,000 in revenue.

As the accolades pile up, Peterson and his team remain focused on growing their business.

"We have milestones that we have set for ourselves," he said. "We are sticking to that plan."

For more information please contact:
Susan Scherreik
(973) 275-2251
Susan.Scherreik-Hynes@shu.edu

 

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