GROVE CITY, Pa. — Grove City College student Nicholas Sparks of Farmington, part of seven teams of student entrepreneurs, has made the final round of the annual business venture competition hosted by the College’s Center for Entrepreneurship + Innovation.

A time-of-flight green laser camera company that can accurately and affordably perform subaquatic 3-D modeling won the largest share of the prize money at stake in this year’s Wolverine Venture Battle at Grove City College.

New to the competition this year, the final round was split into two different presentations. The competitors had the chance to pitch to six of this year’s judges online, and seven judges in person. Additionally, the in-person portion of the competition featured a panel of high school “Junior Judges,” also new to the competition this year, who were each given a small allotment of money to allocate to a team of their choice.

AquaHawk Technologies, a team comprised of Ethan Raynaud ’22, Peyton Brogan ’22, Fisher Koons ’22, Jeffrey Pew ’22, and Sparks ’22, garnered the largest investment and won the champion title. Judges awarded them $7,475 for their concept for the green laser camera.

This team, which worked in tandem with Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Dr. Luke Rumbaugh ’07, will also receive in-kind services of accounting/financial and legal consultation, free web hosting, six months access to the Patent Hacks platform, and video production assistance from StudioMe.