2018 Poe Man’s Challenge in Memphis

About the Poe Man’s Challenge

The Poe Man’s Challenge was a “Shark Tank-like” competition that was the culmination of the first Poe Man’s Dream Entrepreneur Camp. Teams of students pitched local Memphis startups to see who pitched the best. These “founders for a day” were mentored by the local startups during the day.

Winners
Christian williams & jordan jones

Winners Christian Williams and Jordan Jones with Dontari Poe.
They pitched Seany Denson’s Please Assist Me.

Judges

Alton Smith

LITE Memphis

Ryan Ramkhelawan

StartCo

Michael Hoffmeyer

​Crews Center

Dontari Poe

Panthers

Entrepreneurs

Deme Yuan

Truckish

Jeff Chininis

Fairway Biomed

Joe Shiraz

ServiceBot

Marterrious McClain

SecondKeys

Seany Denson

Please Assist Me

Nicholas Lester

​​Spiritum Solutions

Speakers

Isaac Rodriguez

SweetBio

David Dunavant​

​Give Good

George Hofstetter

Hofstetter Technologies

Pamela Urquieta

LITE Memphis

Ryan Ramkhelawan

StartCo

Jason Lee

DailyPay

GIVING BACK KEEPS GIVING

omar Sillah

“The best way you can impact these kids and change the narrative of Memphis starts with the youth.”

jarie Bolander

“It’s always great to see how incredible the kids are at pitching. I’d have them pitch my company any day.”

Thank You to All of Our Sponsors!

Without our sponsors, this event would not be possible. Thanks to them for their
belief in what we are trying to do for the Memphis youth and community.

Presenting Sponsor

Sponsors