The Abrams Sustainable Business Challenge is a year-long immersive learning opportunity where students envision, plan, launch, and scale eco-friendly ventures. Students submit their proposals, and chosen finalists pitch their ideas to a panel of judges. They’re given the chance to win up to $20,000 to launch their ventures.

Meet our 2021-22 finalists who will be pitching their ideas on Earth Day 2022.

Gecko Footwear

Venture focus: sustainable fashion
Members: Emily Conte, Jake Stoner, and Eric Ullrich​


Venture focus: sustainable fashion and social commerce
Members: Claudia Alvarado​, Caro Bush, and Elise Giles

Fungi Co-working

Venture focus: reduction of non-recyclable plastic waste and sustainable construction
Members: Stephanie Cohen and Adriana Esparaza

Fusion Foods

Venture focus: FoodTech and farming sustainability 
Members: Jose Mizrahi​ and Jonathan Ostroff

The C-Suite​

Venture focus: sustainable pharmaceutical manufacturing
Members: Carolyn Bidó​ and Cynthia Boxerman

Trouvaille Innovations​

Venture focus: safe drinking water/water resiliency
Members: Tayyaba Ali​, Kasandra Lee​, and Megan Yamauchi