SwatTank is an idea competition that provides students with the opportunity to take a rough idea, product, or concept and develop it towards its next incarnation, ideation, or realization. The process has student teams submit proposals at the end of first semester, pitch their ideas in a primary round, and then top teams are chosen to compete in the SwatTank Finals in April.
The 2020 SwatTank Finals went virtual on Tuesday April 28, 2020. We are pleased to announce that the winning team to be MatchBand!
2020 SwatTank Winners:
MatchBand: Betsy Cohen '20 & Drew McMahan '22
Matchband is reimagining the local music scene by bringing musicians, music-goers, and venues together on a single platform. Musicians want to perform, venues want performances, and music-goers want to know where all of this is happening. MatchBand is an app interface that merges all three segments by "Bringing Local Music to Local People"
Betsy Cohen is a senior double-majoring in Economics and Art History. She acted as CEO of Redefine Her Street from 2017-18 and continues to lead the group as head of Finance Programing for the tri-co chapters. She is a mentor for Swarthmore Finance Mentorship and goalie for the Varsity Lacrosse team. Betsy has internd as an Investment Banking Analyst at Bank of America in their M&A Group and at Goldman Sachs in their Real Estate Group. Upon graduation she will be returning to Goldman Sachs in NYC.
Drew McMahan is a sophomore majoring in Economics and minoring in Film and Media Studies. He is a member of 180 Degrees Consulting, is recognizable as the PA announcer for Swarthmore Basketball, and pitches on the Varsity Baseball team. Drew previously interned at two Orlando-based tech startups and plans to continue his professional career in business development and management consulting.
The 2020 SwatTank presentations are coming soon!