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Student’s startup wins first place in local pitch competition

xyla2Xyla Foxlin’s Parihug was selected for first place in the tech startup category at the Sidewalk to Stage Pitch Competition at Jumpstart’s Startup Scaleup event.

Foxlin, a rising junior studying mechanical and aerospace engineering, received $5,000 for her finish in the competition.

StartUp ScaleUp was an all day entrepreneurial summit, drawing approximately 1,500 people to Cleveland’s Gordon Square area. More than 70 ventures entered the pitch competition.

Read more about the competition and other winners in The Plain Dealer story.