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Hannah Schulte

PitchFest 2021 Creative Business Venture Competition Winners

MCAD and the Arts Entrepreneurship Department congratulate all of the PitchFest 2021 Finalists and are pleased to announce the following winners:

First Place ($5000): Hannah Schulte, Entrepreneurial Studies major - Clothing Collective

The Clothing Collective is a community-driven application for like-minded individuals who want to easily revamp their wardrobe while also lessening the environmental and social impacts of fast fashion.Finalist: Hannah Schulte. Mentor: Caitlin Sidey, ‘12 ES, Account Director at KNOCK Inc.

Second Place ($2500): Madison Mead, Entrepreneurial Studies major - Outlier Studio

Outlier Studio is an atypical production space that features immersive, experiential set designs and provides an opportunity for creatives of all backgrounds and abilities to produce work that stands out. Through rotating set designs, accessible pricing, memberships, and workingshops, Outlier also fosters a network of diverse, collaborative, cutting-edge creators. Mentor: Madelin Snyder, Product Manager, Chalkboard (Manchester, England)

Third Place ($1500): Andres Nelson, Graphic Design major - SABER

SABER Magazine is a platform for all artists to display their talents and passions. We release a seasonal arts and culture magazine featuring work from contemporary creatives, as well as creating original content, hosting events, and sharing compelling stories to promote any and all types of art! Mentor: Mike Jackson, Owner, Black Tech Talent

Audience Favorite ($1000): Rosa Gastelum, Graphic Design major; Roxy Montoya, Comic Art major; Jori Walton, Comic Art major - Mixed Bag Creative Studio

Mixed Bag Studio is an art gallery and studio that features minorities and people with marginalized identities, offering an accessible entrance point for younger artists and artists of color. Mentor: Elliott Payne, Sense Datum, LLC

You can view the winning pitches, as well as all of the finalists' presentations, at

A huge thank you to the panel of jurors, the mentors, and all applicants, as well as all those who came to the Awards Night! 

Friday, April 16