2009 Sixth Annual Pace Pitch Contest - WingNow - Sung Hwan, Luisa Marieth, Igor Pokryshevskiy
Pace University's Entrepreneurship Lab
Sung Hwan (Shawn) Cho: (Born July 29, 1983) is a Korean-born fulltime graduate student in Pace University (June 2010), tutor for Information Systems and Computer Science, and founder and director of NSTech Ltd. In 1997, Shawn moved to New Zealand due to the failure of the Asian economy and problems with family businesses back home. Shawn had a very tough time due to shortages of money, food, and other basic necessities. But eventually he had a vision and started his own business at the age of 15, trading electronics. At the age of 18, he began his education in University of Auckland, pursuing a Bachelor of Computer Science, while making NSTech Ltd global.Meanwhile, his family became wealthy, but his thirst for business remained. He started to work as a manager and computer technician for a number of companies. In 2007, Shawn relocated toAmerica to pursue his higher business goals and to ensure the continuation of his future education. Now, Shawn is pursuing a Master's Degree in Information Systems and continuing to lead NSTech Ltd with a vision of creating opportunities for everyone and to pass along the business skills that can make the world better.
Luisa Marieth Morales is currently a full-time, first semester junior with a graduation date of May 2011. Born and raised in New York, she currently majors in Business Economics, and is pursuing a minor in law. She falls under the Dyson School of Arts and Sciences at Pace University. She is currently working as a student assistant at the Seidenberg School of CSIS, an economics tutor at the tutoring center, and she interns at the Colombian Consulate. She greatly enjoys art, strolls in the part, and independent movies. Constant challenge and growth are key to her long-term success, which is one of the main reasons she is most satisfied with her current field of study.
Igor Pokryshevskiy is a full-time undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, at the Seidenberg School of CSIS, minoring in math and economics. Born in Ukraine, he immigrated to the US in 1995, settling outside Philadelphia. In 2007, He moved to New York to begin his studies at Pace University. In addition to being accepted into the Honors College, he was also selected as an inaugural Seidenberg Scholar. While at Pace, Igor has been involved in various clubs and volunteered in technology outreach programs with local secondary schools. During the spring of 2009, he elected to spend a semester abroad at the American University in Bulgaria. That summer, he began an internship with New York Life in the solutions architecture position. After the 12-week internship concluded, Igor resumed his studies at Pace and continued his previous position as a Computer Science tutor. During winters and summers, he enjoys traveling whenever he can and is planning to backpack through the Middle East. Igor will be graduating in May of 2011.