Chromaticity Lights Up with Burgan Entrepreneurship Prize

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – One of the founders of the company that helped light up Dave Grohl Alley is the winner of this year’s John Burgan Entrepreneurship Prize.

Andrew Moyer, a senior majoring in computer digital electrical engineering, received the $2,400 grand prize, which will support Chromaticity Technologies. Moyer started the company with fellow YSU student John Galvin in 2018. Last fall, the company installed a 70-foot canopy of 26,000 LEDs and four speakers that synchronize music to the lights.

Moyer said the prize money would support Chromaticity.

Winning the $500 honorable mention award was Annabelle Himes, a freshman business major who launched Heroes and Tiaras, a company that brings popular characters to life at parties and special events.

The other finalists in this year’s Burgan Entrepreneurship Prize were MBA student Katie Cretella of Girard, Minh P. Nguyen of Youngstown and MBA student Reid A Polis of Poland.

The John Burgan Entrepreneurship Prize is awarded to the winner of the YSU Williamson College of Business Administration’s Entrepreneurship Center Business Plan Competition, which seeks innovative business ideas from students. The prize was created in honor entrepreneur, businessman, salesman and community leader John Burgan by his son, Patrick, a YSU graduate and second-generation broker-owner of Burgan Real Estate.

Pictured: YSU student Andrew Boyer, second from left, is the winner of this year’s YSU John Burgan Entrepreneurship Prize. Pictured from the left are Patrick Burgan, prize sponsor; Boyer; YSU student Annabelle Himes, honorable mention winner; John Burgan; and Betty Jo Licata, dean of the YSU Williamson College of Business Administration. Image via Youngstown State University.

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Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.