The W.L. Lyons Brown III i.Lab at UVA is pleased to announce the 2018 winner of the Kathryne Carr Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence. Beanstalk, a 2017 i.Lab company, was recognized for its strong business performance and commercial potential, its entrepreneurial community impact, and for the selfless leadership demonstrated by its founders, brothers Jack (Engr '17) and Mike Ross. Read more about Beanstalk here.
Beanstalk was one of four finalists that included Babylon Micro-Farms, Nuna Med, and Brandefy. The final decision was very difficult. Each of the finalist teams are clearly dedicated to their cause, making forward progress on their ventures and are strong contributors to the community of founders on Nash drive.
The annual award, which includes a grant of at least $25,000, was created in 2016 in memory of Kathryne “Kathy” Carr — the first director of the i.Lab Incubator program. Read more about the award here.