CIS PhD candidate and LIS Graduate Teaching Assistant Stanislava (Stasha) Gardasevic was awarded third place in the 2023 University of Hawaiʻi Venture Competition (UHVC) for LocaLinQs, a social and academic platform adapted from her dissertation research study that aggregates crowdsourced information and student and faculty publication data from multiple sources. Stasha’s team includes Valerie Iinuma, Colleen Milbury (business administration at UH Mānoa) and Milan “Miki” Cvetic, and their coach is Shidler College of Business Assistant Professor Caroline Fry.
Sponsored by the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship, LocaLinQs beat out 40 other teams in earlier rounds of competition, and as the third place finisher was awarded more than $17,800. More information and photos can be found in the UH News release. Congratulations Stasha!