Stock’D: Looking to Change the Way College Students EatTake-out is often a staple of a college student’s meal plan. While convenient, it can also cause a strain on the wallet. Stock’D is ready to change that. Created by Ben Sparango, a Mechanical Engineering senior at Penn State, and Matt Mason, a graduate of Washington and Lee and Duke Business School, Stock’D is looking to provide an alternative to the traditional take-out.

Stock’D, an idea that began developing in the summer of 2015, is a weekly homecooked meal delivery service that will provide students with quality food, easily heated up in the microwave or oven. Their goal is to offer this service for less than the cost of take-out over the course of a week.

Sparango and Mason found support and guidance for Stock’D through the Happy Valley LaunchBox program (http://www.launchbox.psu.edu/home). Sparango attributes LaunchBox with getting Stock’D to this point. “We were constantly pushed to ask the right questions and execute on our business assumptions. Without LaunchBox we would not be anywhere close to our current business model.”

While still in the developmental stage, Stock’D has a bright future. Sparango plans to get the company off the ground, find a physical location, and create sustainable business model before he graduates this year. For more information, contact Ben Sparango at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..