Food Management System Wins Sabin Prize

Food Management System (FMS) has earned Berkshire School's Sabin Entrepreneurial Prize.

The three-member team of Matt McKinley '17, Will Perekslis '17, –and Catherine Udodova '18, were named winners of the annual award after six Advanced Economics teams presented their business plans on April 28.

FMS proposed a system to address food waste, a product the students said would be designed to fit inside refrigerators and increase the efficiency of inventory operations.

Judge Matt Kopel '09 said FMS had the best potential to be a large tech platform company.

"From the perspective of an investor, it's a huge market they can go after," said Kopel. "It's right in the sweet spot of what most venture investors look for today in that it was mostly software and data."

Kopel, an entrepreneur who founded the digital fare payment system Waltz, was joined on the three-member judge panel by Vernon Taylor '66 and local business owner Chris Weld.

Berkshire's Sabin Prize is an initiative created with the generous support of the Andrew Sabin Family Foundation that encourages entrepreneurship and sustainability.