The winners of the third annual University of Toledo IE Challenge Business Plan Competition were announced on Tuesday, December 4 in the PNC Entreprenuership Lab in the Savage & Associates Complex for Business Learning and Engagement in the College of Business and Innovation.
“We congratulate all 26 entrants for the extremely high quality proposals they submitted,” noted Richard Stansley, Jr., UT Innovation Enterprises. “These technologically innovative ideas clearly demonstrate creative thinking within the UT campus, which is exactly what this competition strives to foster. We are pleased to see the IE Challenge Business Plan competition, now in its third year, continue to become a critical step in developing an innovation system that includes the proper infrastructure and business tools to foster the creation of legitimate new products and services.”
Furthermore, winners of the first Northwest Ohio Innovation Challenge were also announced on December 4. Sponsored by INCENU, Rocket Ventures and Ohio’s IT Alliance, and in conjunction with the UT College of Business and Innovation, it was open to individuals and businesses throughout Northwest Ohio. The winners were:
Second place ($3,000) Bordo Tasters Tablet (Nicholas Kubiak and Lindsey Danforth) – An ergonomically designed board that allows users to carry a stemmed wine glass and a notebook simultaneously.