Jonah Gershon, the founder of Spekld, was named the top prize winner of Cornell’s Hospitality Pitch Competition. Spekld was a finalist in the first Northeast Dairy Product Innovation Competition this past summer.
A total of 39 students in 29 teams vied for a $3,000 top prize in the eighth annual Hospitality Pitch Deck Competition. Six judges narrowed down the field to four semifinalists, and three judges selected the top three winners after the final round of presentations.
“This is really exciting,” Gershon said. “I’m planning on doing a few production runs and this will really help with funding that.”