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2013 Top 9 Finalists
Senior - Public and Nonprofit Administration Major
All Things Weaved is a web-based company with the mission to set the industry standard becoming a clearing house for African American Hair Extensions, African American Hair Products, Product Reviews, and Community Engagement.
Tyler Richardson Graduate Student - Master of Science in Molecular & Cellular Biology BioInteract is an academic publishing company which produces high quality, vivid, and competitively priced learning tools - especially in the area of anatomy.
Jacob Hall Senior - Product Design/Manufacturing and Biomedical Engineering Major Capable Solutions designs and manufactures specialized products (Solutions) for children with disabilities who require the need for an assistive mobility device such as a walker, crutches, or wheelchair because of their physical or mental condition. Our mission is to allow kids with disabilities to be more socially active with their peers and family as well as have the same experiences as other children. CapableSolutions.org
Austin Dean Graduate Student - Master of Business Administration Collective Metrics is a consulting start-up that quantifies the social impact for nonprofit and for-profit company programs and services. Quantitative measures can help businesses validate impact and confirm ROI.
IDEA Marketing & Promotions Senior - Computer Information Systems Major IDEA Marketing & Promotions is a media advertising company who sets out to help small businesses with their advertising campaign through our Digital Real-Estate.
Jayson Foster Graduate Student - Biomedical Engineering On-the-Go RFID is an audio signaling device that warns individuals when an electronic device is left behind. The company provides engineering solutions for problems on a students budget.
Jason Sissing Junior - Marketing Major Pop-Top is a redesign to your traditional plastic lid. The new design will increase efficiency and eliminate waste.
Jeff Johnson Graduate Student - Electrical Engineering SolarBOX will produce portable solar-charged power units with a capacity sufficient to power mid-level appliances and electric devices such as small heaters and laptops.
Tyler Petersen Sophomore - Marketing Major Tie Medical Supplies provides a safer line of anesthesia supplies, catered specifically for use in timely scenarios.
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