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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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