After Brandon Gotlieb, a third-year in finance, and his roommate, Mike Gargasz, a third-year in electrical and computer engineering, saw a flier in the 18th Avenue Library for a business idea pitch competition with a $1,000 prize, they went to their dorm and got to work.
Hours later, the pair created NXTSTOR, a peer-to-peer online marketplace that connected individuals with spaces, such as a spare bedroom or garage for storage space. They won the competition hosted by the Business Builders Club competition in fall 2016.
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Story excerpt provided by The Lantern.
Written by Aja Miyamoto.
Originally published February 19, 2019.