Bardusch Family IdeaMakers Challenge - Final Pitches (Penn State Startup Week)

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
603 Eric J. Barron Innovation Hub (123 S Burrowes St, State College, PA 16801)

Watch student teams present their final pitches in the Bardusch Family IdeaMakers Challenge, a 1.5-month, University-wide pitch competition where teams of undergraduate students present early-stage business ideas that identify an important problem that can be solved with digital innovation. During the event, Jayme Anne Goldberg, Founder of Consequential Flowers, will speak on her experience with entrepreneurship and leadership.

This event is free and open to the public.

About the Speaker

Jayme Anne Goldberg is the Founder of Consequential Flowers, an educational technology company with a mission to empower ambitious, young people to thrive as bold, self-directed leaders. Jayme’s core values are equality, interconnection, innovation, integrity, and accountability. She recently led the launch of BloomRadius, a web-based activity tracking application that combines AI, machine learning, leadership experience, and educational neuroscience to achieve her company mission. BloomRadius gamifies the cultivation of self-leadership skills that are essential to thrive in the fourth industrial revolution, can be learned through life experience, and are not taught in school.

Jayme blends her diverse strategic, entrepreneurial, and data analytics expertise with her passion for accelerating young people’s path to bold, self-leadership. As a visionary with a track record of successfully implementing ideas to create value in fragmented industries, Jayme is a frequent speaker on leadership and entrepreneurship. Prior to starting Consequential Flowers, Jayme co-founded SilverLine Athletics – a consumer data analytics company. She also served as Chief Strategy Officer for a BNY Mellon investment subsidiary (now known as CenterSquare), and as an investment analyst at General Motors Asset Management. She is a member of The Critical Thinking Institute's Advisory Board, served on the External Advisory Board of Penn State Schreyer Honors College, provides volunteer mentorship for college students, and volunteers for Why Not Prosper 501c3. Jayme earned a bachelor's degree in business from Penn State Smeal College of Business and Schreyer Honors College with honors in finance. She has an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and completed the Leadership Philadelphia Core Program.

About the Bardusch Family IdeaMakers Challenge

The IdeaMakers Challenge is a one-and-a-half-month competition where interdisciplinary teams of students receive mentoring from faculty, industry leaders and experienced entrepreneurs to develop early-stage business ideas where information technology is a core component of the business model. Teams pitch their ideas to a panel of judges during Penn State Startup Week for a chance to win prizes that advance their ideas and professional network.

Bob and Susan Bardusch established the Bardusch Family IdeaMakers Challenge Endowment in 2021 to provide funding for the event and ongoing engagement of student teams.