Meet the 2018 Semifinalists

Read about each of our 42 Semifinalists and dive into all their pitch videos on our YouTube playlist.

Rachel Longan
Berkeley, California, USA
Rachel Magario
Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
Manuel Aregullin
Tucson, Arizona, USA
Matt Formston
Wamberal, New South Wales, Australia
Markus Hawkins
San Francisco, California, USA
Maria Saavedra
Orlando, Florida, USA
Luanne Burke
Boulder, Colorado, USA
Justin Holland
Mt. Holly, North Carolina, USA
Marco Salsiccia
San Francisco, California, USA
Zahra B. Majid
Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Joshua Pearson
Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
Michael McCulloch
Houston, Texas, USA
Nicole Schultz-Kass
Woodbury, Minnesota, USA
Edward Babin
New York, New York, USA
Divyanshu Ganatra
Pune, Maharashtra, India
Zeljko Bajic
Sarajevo, Bosnia
Red Szell
London, United Kingdom
Becky Andrews
Bountiful, Utah, USA
Sandeep Kumar
Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Johnny Tai
Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
Alieu Jaiteh
Banjul, Serrekunda, Gambia
Georgina Hollinshead
Matlock, Derbyshire, UK
Nathan Gibbs
Clifton Springs, New York, USA
Kellsea Phillips
Beverly, Massachusetts, USA
Matthew Shifrin
Newton, Massachusetts, USA
Dr. Sakui Malakpa
Toledo, Ohio, USA
Aishwarya T.V.
Secunderabad, Telangana, India
Ambrose Lasoy
Rift Valley Province, Kenya
Andrew Hesser
Cornwall, UK
Mariano Reynoso
Austin, TX, USA
Jean Elston
San Francisco, CA, USA
Peggy Chong
Albuquerque, NM, USA
Michael Armstrong
Phoenix, AZ, USA
Danny Thomas Vang & Jeshua Gilbert Aveno
San Francisco, California, USA
Leona Godin
Castle Rock, Colorado, USA
Stacy Cervenka
Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
Louie McGee
Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Conchita Hernandez
Washington, DC, USA