Entrepreneurship duo takes third place in Amazon Web Services competition

Published: January 08, 2021

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Two students entrenched in Harbert College's entrepreneurship programs, Mit Patel and Daniel Mazur, recently took third place in the Amazon Web Services , or AWS, U.S. University Startup Competition–one of the premier student events of its kind in the country. 

“We were delighted to see an Auburn student-team place third in this prestigious national competition,” said Lou Bifano, Director of Entrepreneurship Strategy at Auburn University. “Mit and Daniel are bringing an exciting data analytics service to market for independent convenience store owners. They will be able to put their AWS winnings to good use.”

SwiftSku’s achievement at the national level comes on the heels of fellow New Venture Accelerator tenant Zac Young’s recent first-place at the SEC Student Pitch Competition. Young, a senior in mechanical engineering and founder of Vulcan Line Tools, created the Wave Timer – a device that measures sag, tension, and the temperature of power lines.

“These are great examples of the ability of Auburn student-entrepreneurs to excel at both the SEC level and the national level,” Bifano added. “All of us involved in Auburn’s entrepreneurship programs are proud of what our students have accomplished and the external recognition of the progress we’re making in educating and supporting our student-entrepreneurs. My special thanks to our two entrepreneurs-in-residence, Scott McGlon and Phil Fraher, as well as two members of our advisory council, Greg Cessna and Bob Roblin, for the many hours they spent coaching and mentoring Mit, Daniel, and Zac.”

For more information about entrepreneurship programs at Auburn University and the Harbert College of Business, contact Lou Bifano at ljb0022@auburn.edu.

Read the full story about the entrepeneurship duo here.

Submitted by: Joe McAdory