pawTree Wins Harvard Business School Regional New Venture Competition

SOUTHLAKE, TX – MARCH 8, 2013 –; pawTree, a new social-selling pet brand, has won the Harvard Business  School’s regional New Venture Competition (NVC). As a finalist for the Texas regional competition, pawTree founder, Roger Morgan, presented business plans to a panel of 5 judges, experienced Venture Capitalist, in addition to a live audience and won the regional competition. Regional winners from all 14 regions around the world, move on to compete in the final competition, held on Harvard Business School’s campus, April 29 & 30, 2013.

“As a Harvard Business School graduate, I’m honored to be selected as the regional new venture winner,” says, Roger Morgan, pawTree Founder & CEO. “My vision for the success of pawTree has been a passion of mine for quite some time. Winning this competition is very exciting and further validates that this a big idea with potential to really change the lives of pets and people.”

While on campus for the finals, alumni teams receive mentoring from HBS faculty members and participate in networking and educational sessions. Finalists are judged by a panel of HBS faculty members and alumni from fields such as venture capital, consulting, law, accounting, life sciences, and technology.

Over 130 global entries were include in the school’s 16th annual alumni new venture competition, with the first place winner receiving a $50,000 grand prize. Recent winners have included US and international entrepreneurs, working on a wide range of social and traditional ventures, who have gone on to raise significant funding and impact the lives of thousands worldwide.

For more information on pawTree or to schedule an interview, please contact Angela Doheny atangela@pawtree.com or 682-651-5796.

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