2023 Sohr Grant Winners Announced

The Sohr Grant, generously gifted by Owen alumnus Jim Sohr, has provided an incredible opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs among Owen students. This grant, valued at $25,000, serves as a launch pad for students to transform their innovative ideas into tangible realities with a $25,000 prize. Today, we are thrilled to announce the recipients of the Sohr Grant for this year’s competition.

On March 22, 2023, a total of five teams presented their business concepts to a distinguished panel of judges. The level of talent and creativity demonstrated by these teams was truly remarkable. After much deliberation, the panel narrowed down the selection to three exceptional teams, who were invited to pitch their ideas once again on April 12, 2023. Finally, after careful consideration, the recipients of this year’s Sohr Grant have been chosen. Please join us in congratulating The Birth Control App, presented by Julia Schuller, and TuneHatch, presented by Nathan Youssef and Christal Hector.

We extend our warmest congratulations to these teams and their members for their outstanding performances throughout the competition. Their business concepts showcased remarkable creativity, feasibility and potential impact required to succeed in the entrepreneurial landscape.

TuneHatch, expressed their gratitude for the $25,000 grant, recognizing the immense value it will bring in accelerating customer adoption and enhancing their responsiveness to customer needs. Julia Schuller, the mind behind The Birth Control App, shared her excitement about utilizing the Sohr grant to further app development and cover regulatory costs during the upcoming summer.

Furthermore, we would like to acknowledge all five teams that participated in the competition. Their dedication, passion, and commitment to pushing the boundaries of innovation were truly inspiring. The business ideas presented reflected their forward-thinking mindset and entrepreneurial spirit.

As we celebrate the recipients of the Sohr Grant, we are filled with anticipation for what lies ahead. We are confident that these talented individuals will make the most of this opportunity and accomplish remarkable achievements with the support of the grant. Once again, our heartfelt congratulations go out to The Birth Control App and TuneHatch, and we wish them continued success in their entrepreneurial journey.

Thank you for joining us in recognizing the exceptional talents within the Owen community.