Gatton Grad Wins UK Venture Challenge

Omer Tariq '16 and Marissa Wilson's "i-Remember" takes first prize

Finance and accounting December graduate Omer Tariq and UK interiors graduate student Marissa Wilson won the University of Kentucky Venture Challenge with their idea for i-Remember, a website and app to help connect, communicate and form personal relationships with people who have memory problems. They will share $1,500 in scholarship prize money and will represent UK at the state competition in April.

UK Venture Challenge is organized by iNET, the Innovation Network for Entrepreneurial Thinking in the College of Communication and Information, with the Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship and the Lexington Office of the Kentucky Innovation Network in the Gatton College of Business and Economics.

Read more about the competition on UKNow.