The first hurdle in the Venture 16 process was successfully completed on Wednesday when MFAD Class of 2016 candidates presented their ventures to an enthusiastic board of reviewers, including faculty, alumni, advisors and special guests. The collective ventures percolated and ideas flew in this lead-up to the final pitches at the MFAD Thesis Forum on April 12. We won’t reveal the surprise ventures until the Forum. So check here and here for ticket and time details. This event will be broadcast live at http://design.sva.edu/venture16 on the day of the Forum beginning at 1:00PM. Also follow the teasers on Instagram at SVAMFADESIGN.
Attendees inlcuded: Kevin Brainard, Bobby Martin, Ken Carbone, Willy Wong, Deborah Hussey, Brian Collins, Sarah DaVanzo, Serifcan Ozcan, Allan Yee, Kristin Ellington, Anthony D’Avella, Sandi D’Avella, Marc Rabinowitz, Mohammad Sharaf, Joshua Hester, Elisa Bates, Jennifer Rozbruch, Kathleen Fitzgerald, and Lita Talarico, Steven Heller, Esther Ro-Schofield and Ron Callahan. Here are a few snaps from the Thesis Defense.