Hot Entrepreneurial Win

Winner of the 2020 Pitch contest, Nicole Wright ’20 recently won the 2020 Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise award at the New York Business Plan Competition. Emeritus Fire Gear, a streetwear hoodie specifically designed for firefighters, was recognized in the Military and First Responders category. A volunteer firefighter at Hydrant Hose Company in Geneva, N.Y., Wright designed the hood based on her experience gearing up and fighting fires. By integrating a Nomex hood into the sweatshirt, firefighters will already be wearing an essential piece of protective gear when called to an emergency.