One of the presentations of the first round was a collaboration of Emory and some students to form a social network for events and deals.
The judges hit nail on the head here, sections that have alumni or student deals with sponsored events are the exact problem mentioned by the pitch.
But, as an alumni, am I interested in credit card deals and sponsored talks? As a student, did I need another avenue to get a credit card (ps, you can’t deliver me a plush toy or blanket).
My advice, you need a reason for students to come by regularly (why Facebook wins). The best east to do this is by offering class tools like Saiki, blackboard, t square, etc.
You might say this space is packed, hah, not compared with the deals and social spheres.