Winning student startup taps into beer culture

Time spent in the beer aisle helped inspire a University of Richmond student’s winning idea at a recent business contest.

UR senior Nick Creegan and his craft beer app Taps took top honors at the school’s annual Business Pitch Competition last week.

Taps is a mobile app that uses an algorithm to help people find beer they might like based on the way other Taps users have described the beers. The algorithm focuses on language familiar to those bewildered by the nomenclature that’s come to be associated with craft beer.

 

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