Hofstra-Digital Remedy

Venture Challenge

The Hofstra-Digital Remedy Venture Challenge is an annual entrepreneurship competition for Hofstra students administered by the Hofstra University Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship with total prizes valued at $75,000, made possible through the donation of a Hofstra Board Trustee and CEO of Digital Remedy, Mike Seiman. The competition is in its ninth year at Hofstra University.

We are looking for business ideas that demonstrate scalability, the identification of a unique problem, and has a qualified team in place to execute the idea. The Challenge offers a great experience and is a resume builder for any career path.

A short registration form is due March 1, 2021 and all who register can participate in the Hofstra-Digital Remedy Bootcamp, mentor sessions, and the semi-final round.

Contact Sharon Goldsmith, vice dean, with questions sharon.n.goldsmith@hofstra.edu.

New for 2020-2021

  • Expanded Eligibility: In addition to current undergraduate and graduate students, alumni who graduated in Dec ’19, May ’20, and Dec ‘20, and students that have been accepted to attend Hofstra University for a future semester are also eligible.
  • COVID-19 Innovation Prize: Hofstra University’s Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, along with sponsors Northwell Health, Digital Remedy, and Harris Beach PLLC, are seeking proposals for the 2021 COVID-19 Innovation Prize with $12,500 in total prize funding. This is open to both the Hofstra and Northwell communities, including faculty and employees. For details, visit hofstra.edu/covidinnovation.

Congratulations to the 2020
Hofstra-Digital Remedy Venture Challenge Winners

Makayla Farrell

First Place - Totally Tubular Tats
Makayla Farrell
(Criminology and Global Studies, 2020)
Creates temporary tattoos to transform feeding tubes into something fun and imaginative to boost self-confidence.

Desireé Abdelkader

Second Place - ABrand
Desireé Abdelkader
(Business, 2022)
ABrand will resolve congenital foot conditions for an underrepresented demographic with a stylish, wide-width, special-needs shoe.

David Lazar

Third Place - Drive4Five
David Lazar
(Journalism, 2022)
A multimedia platform that covers the New York Islanders and other sports markets that creates unique, niche communities for fanbases.

Watch the 2020 Final Round on YouTube
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Mike Seriman
Mike Seiman

Mike Seiman is the CEO and chairman of Digital Remedy, a digital media solutions company leading the tech-enabled marketing space, which he co-founded as an undergraduate college student at Hofstra University in the early 2000s. The company has grown quickly and is now a major player within the crowded digital advertising landscape.

Read Mike Seiman's Bio