Our recent efforts came to fruition on February 21st, 2009, at Princeton’s TigerLaunch Super Saturday; a head-to-head business competition featuring a fierce roster of entrepreneurs pitching their companies to several tenured judges. With tension slowly mounting throughout the day, Greg’s impressive stage presence and delivery crescendoed to a seamless performance of the final Memrise pitch to the public. After a lengthy period of judge deliberation, we watched in anticipation as three checks were brought to the stage, their measurements reflecting one’s placement in the event. Ultimately, a check the size of Greg’s person revealed Memrise as the winner of TigerLaunch 2009, securing a spot at a start-up incubator in Silicon Valley, the Plug and Play Tech Center, in addition to a cash prize.
Founder Greg Detre accepts cash prize on behalf of Memrise. From left to right: Joseph Perla, Breanden Beneschott, Greg Detre, Danielle Cohen-Shohet, Leah Cohen-ShohetGreg Detre and the Princeton Entrepreneurship Club. From left to right: Joseph Perla, Nikhil Basu Trivedi, Breanden Beneschott, Greg Detre, Danielle Cohen-Shohet, Leah Cohen-Shohet, Kevin Fan, James Thorman
Greg Detre with judges. From left to right: Adam Ludwig, Eric Kutner, Greg Detre, Bob Monsour