Georgia Inventure Prize Competition

On April 3-4, Opus Affinity competed and placed in the top 5 of the Georgia Inventure Prize Competition, sponsored by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. After competing against 18 other colleges in the qualifiers, the startup had the oppurtunity to pitch in front of three experienced and well known judges in a live-televised event on Georgia Public Broadcasting. They faced teams from colleges including Fort Valley State University, Southern Regional Technical College, Georgia Tech, and The University of Georgia.

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Caleb Hearn
Opus Affinity's First Promo!

Opus Affinity has been hard at work! This week we managed to not only rebrand our logo and image through Forum Communications, Inc. , but also through Bentley Media, L.L.C. produced amazing video material for our business and future competitions! As seen on the main page and in this post, our video answers the question, What is Opus Affinity? Learn about what we are, and where we intend to strive to! But how did Opus Affinity, a meadery, and videography company all end up in the same room? And how does the sweet taste of Etowah Meadery’s mead combine with the amazing media capability of Bentley Media?

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Caleb Hearn
Journey from UNG Startup to Real Business

Opus Affinity has been rapidly moving forward, and could not have had the amount of success and resources without the capability of UNG and the Mike Cottrell College of Business. The journey has been educational, tremendous, and a dream! Learn more about UNG’s amazing business and entrepreneurship program at https://ung.edu/mike-cottrell-college-of-business/index.php !

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Caleb Hearn
Opus Affinity's First Success!

Caleb Hearn scanned a custom QR-based code on a bottle, and a video message of well wishes from his sister popped onto the projector screen. Then Samuel Herrera scanned the same code, and a video telling the story of Etowah Meadery came onto the screen.

Just like that, the two UNG students were off and running with their pitch of the Opus Affinity app at the innovateUNG Pitch Challenge on Feb. 20 in the Dining Hall Banquet Room on UNG's Dahlonega Campus. More than two hours later, Hearn and Herrera were declared winners of the inaugural event, securing a $2,000 prize and a trip to the Georgia InVenture Prize competition, which is sponsored by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the University System of Georgia for top college teams from across the state and will award a $25,000 first prize.

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