MeritBooster Announces Results of iPad Contest!

During the month of May all MeritBooster project creators who were actively raising fund were autimatically entered in our contest to give away a brand new iPad 3. 

We had some truly amazing youth led projectslaunched during the months of April and May. 

Projects that qualified for our iPad contest include:

Farm Fresh for Kids - a project led by Karthik Rathogi that helps connect underpriviledged kids in Nevada with nutritious foods from local farmers' markets;

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14 year-old Keshav Patel Pitches His Start-up to Venture Capital and Angel Investors

New Haven, Connecticut, May 18th 2012


MeritBooster founder Keshav, will be pitching his start-up's business concept to a gathering of angel and early-stage venture captial investors today.

After eleven weeks of business, technical and customer development in the first-ever Tech Start Business Accelerator from Connecticut Innovations, Keshav and co-founder Rajesh Patel are presenting their work to these early stage investors to seek the capital investment needed to fully launch MeritBooster.

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Hartford Business Journal Talks about Tech Start Pitch Day

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Hartford Business Journal

MeritBooster Founder Keshav Patel interviewed by WNPR

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wnpr - connecituct public media - Story aired 5/7/2012

Hartford Courant Technology Blogger Ryan Cane checks in with MeritBooster

Ryan Cane,


Technology blogger for the Hartford Courant, who covers all things in the CT tech/start-up scene, did a follow up to his original article about MeritBooster.

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Hartford Courant

MeritBoosters Co-Founder Rajesh Patel Presents at Metropolitan Busines Academy Career Day

MeritBooster Co-Founder and CEO Rajesh Patel returns for a second visit to Metropolitan Business Academy (MBA)in New Haven, CT today to participate in their annual Career Day.

Rajesh will be giving presentations to four groups of students from 8am to 11am.  The title of the talk is "From Scientist to Startups - One Entrepreneur's Journey".

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MeritBooster heads to Magnet school to meet with Robotics class

MeritBooster is once agian visiting the Engineering Science University Magnet School (ESUMs) Today.  This time we have been invited in to visit with the robotics class.  The Robotics teacher heard of us and our solution to let young people showcase their talents and rally support and funding, and reached out to invite us into the classroom to see what the students are doing and explore opportunities for collaboration.

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MeritBooster Founder Receives Recognition from Congressman John Larson

March 12, 2012


MeritBooster founder Keshav Patel was given a Certificate of Special Congressional Reognition by Congressman John Larson of Connecticut. (see photo).

Certicifacte of Special Congressional Recognition Along with the Certificate, Congressman Larson invited Keshav to become a member of the Congressman's Congressional Youth Cabinet - the nation's ONLY youth group formed by a congressperson to provide guidance on policy issues that may affect youth.

We are honored that the Congressman recognized Keshav's efforts on MeritBooster in this way.

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Startup Weekend winners Blaze Funding Trail

The whiteboard blog puts MeritBooster's recent funding into perspective along with our fellow winners Applivate.

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whiteboard blog

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