Introducing the finalists for the 2021 Sontag Entrepreneurship Competitors


The Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition was launched by the College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno, to develop the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Over the past decade, students at the university have applied for the chance to win $ 50,000 to fund their innovative business ideas. Of the 26 teams that originally took part in the Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition 2021, five were selected as finalists.

“The quality of the business concepts and presentations of the Sontag competitors this year was extremely high,” said Richard Bartholet, director of the Sontag competition. “Most of the returning judges commented on the excellent quality of the work – across the board.”

The Sunday finale will practically take place on Friday, April 30th. The five teams present their seats to a jury, followed by a question and answer session. The winning team will take home the $ 50,000 Sontag Award.

The five student-led finalist teams are:

  • Me & My Truck, an application service that connects customers with potential hauliers so that people with trucks can work as their own boss and move and move items for customers in their community.
    • Team: Hunter Jablonski and Thomas Setnan
  • MyKar, LLC, a pickup and delivery service that helps car owners struggling with lengthy and delayed maintenance, can easily resolve their auto service issues.
    • Team: Dawson Lamb, Akram Reshad, Gurjant Mand, Jacob Teems-Robinson and David Haulot
  • Secura Technologies, a reliable tracking and asset monitoring service for devices in construction and closely related industries.
  • SheTrek, a travel and tour service aiming to provide women with a safe, worry-free, high-performance travel experience.
    • Team: Alyssa Cova and Sienna Bates
  • Ubuntu Health Innovations, a mobile application and virtual counseling platform that aims to make health and health information easily accessible to the public and health professionals in Ghana, Africa.
    • Team: Jacob Mwanza and Hamza Asumah

The university’s alumnus, Rick Sontag, launched the Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition in 2011 with his 1 million dollar gift to the university. The foundation created by the gift finances the award in the long term. The prize is a single $ 50,000 prize that is awarded to the winner of the competition at the end of each spring semester.

Find out more about the Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition