Student Startup Wins Funding in Chicago College Startup Competition

Share Transport, a company founded by two Northwestern students, was named one of the winners of the first ever Chicago College Startup Competition (CCSC).  Patricio Azcunaga, a recent MEM graduate, and Zahid Panjwani, a graduate of the industrial engineering program,  co-founded the company as a project for an entrepreneurship course they had been enrolled in together last year. The competition, sponsored by 1871 in conjunction with ThinkChicago, provides one year of free membership to 1871 for the winners, including desk space, mentoring services, a support group of College Startups currently at 1871, and all of the amenities that are made available to startups at the facility. The competition was open to companies across the country that had been founded by college students who wished to continue pursuing their entrepreneurial goals after graduation and was designed not only to give such promising young startups some much needed assistance but also to attract bright new businesses like Share Transport to setup shop in the city of Chicago. Congratulations, Patricio and Zahid, and best of luck to you and Share Transport!group pic 1871 comp

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