Founders Camp Memphis 2019

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
Kendle Williams & Jayden Cole

Winners Kendle Williams and Jayden Cole with Dontari Poe.
They pitched Kareem Dasilva and Brandon Ellis’s PATRX.

Judges

Ryan Ramkhelawan

StartCo

Michael Hoffmeyer

​Crews Center

Dontari Poe

Panthers

Entrepreneurs

Kareem DaSilva

PAT XR 

Jaeson Bang

Oracle Health

Brandon Ellis

PAT XR 

Emin Aliyev

Get Easy Move 

Speakers

Bryan Barringer

University of Memphis 

Josh Herwig

​Somavac 

Jarie Bolander​

​The Daily MBA 

Victoria Wang

JSYPR & Marketing 

Pamela Urquieta

LITE Memphis

Ryan Ramkhelawan

StartCo

Sharonda Hampton

​​Memphis PD 

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