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Congratulations to the 2019 Innovative Idea Competition WINNERS!

GRAND PRIZE WINNER!

The Vegan Leather Co.

Zimri Hinshaw – College of Liberal Arts ’21

Upper Track

First Place: NeckUp

Nikita Patel – Fox School of Business ’20

Second Place: VacayAbility

Natasha Graves – Fox School of Business ’18

Undergraduate Track

First Place: Recibo

Elliott Fix – College of Engineering ‘20

Second Place: Gively

Adam Gasiewski – College of Science and Technology ‘21

2019 Global Innovation Winner

Versa

Gabriel Marte – College of Public Health ‘19

People’s Choice Winner

First Place: Dr. Pod

Kavya Sreeram – College of Engineering ‘20

Second Place: Gively

Adam Gasiewski – College of Science and Technology ‘21

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Innovative Idea Competition:
Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to do?

Explain your idea using the simple online application form. You may compete as individuals or in teams, but all contestants must have a Temple University affiliation.

Who is eligible to compete?

Undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, and faculty/staff* of Temple University’s 17 schools and colleges are all eligible and strongly encouraged to participate.

*Faculty/staff who advise student ideas are ineligible to compete. The selection committee reserves the right to determine when a conflict of interest exists.

Can non-profit company ideas participate in the Idea Competition?

For the Idea Competition, non-profit ideas are eligible; however, for the Be Your Own Boss Bowl in the spring, non-profit companies are not eligible to participate.

Are there additional eligibility requirements?

Yes. Your idea must have earned less than $5,000 in competitions or raised less than $25,000 in capital.

Are there restrictions on how the award money from the Idea Competition has to be used?

No.

What mentoring benefits are available?

IEI hosts two mentoring sessions leading up to the competition: Peer Mentoring (with ESA) held October 16th, and Expert Mentoring (with industry experts) held October 22nd, the night before submissions are due. Students and alumni are welcome to sign up for individual mentoring sessions with one of our expert strategists. Looking for a different kind of mentoring or assistance? Let us know by emailing iei@temple.edu.

How can I be assured that my idea is safe?

The Idea Competition honors the confidentiality of all participants’ concepts. Submissions will not be released or copied for any purposes other than use in the Idea Competition. The judges also recognize the sensitivity of the materials being presented. Moreover, all participants, reviewers, judges and committee members are informed that the following is prohibited: Utilizing for commercial gain any material provided to Temple specifically and restrictively for educational purposes without prior permission of the provider. As members of the Idea Competition, all participants, judges, and committee members should consider themselves bound by this code.

That being said, any data or information discussed or divulged in public sessions by entrants should be considered information that could possibly enter the public realm, and entrants should not assume any right of confidentiality in any data or information discussed, divulged, or presented in these sessions.

 


Previous Innovative Idea Competition Winners

2018

Grand Prize

PureTrip by Salman Alotaibi, College of Engineering ‘19

Global Innovation Prize

Athlete Crush by Thilo Kunkel, School of Sport, Tourism, & Hospitality Management 

Upper Track:


1st Place:Invest Out by Tyrone Glover, Fox School of Business & Management ‘96

2nd Place: Miranda by Nikolas Revmatas, Fox School of Business & Management ‘19

Undergraduate Track

 

1st Place: Mouse Motel by Paul Gehret, College of Engineering ‘19

2nd Place: Mailroom by Rahul Nimmagadda, Fox School of Business & Management ‘19

Crowd Favorite

 

1st Place: PureTrip by Salman Alotaibi, College of Engineering ‘19


 2nd Place: Mailroom by Rahul Nimmagadda, Fox School of Business & Management ‘19

2017

GRAND PRIZE WINNER

Biomaterix, Emily Kight, College of Engineering ’18

Global Innovation Prize

Biomaterix, Emily Kight, College of Engineering ’18

Undergraduate Track

1st Place: C.A.L.M., Daniel Couser, Fox School of Business and Management ’18

2nd Place: VibraSoft, Kyle Jezler, College of Engineering ’19

Upper Track

1st Place: Immersive Therapy, Keith Regan, Fox School of Business and Management Alumni

2nd Place: QuickReCon, Alexander Garaschenko, Fox School of Business and Management Alumni

Crowd Favorite

1st Place: My Student Quarters, Jessica Rehrig, College of Liberal Arts Alumni

2nd Place: The Atheroprobe, Laura Navarro, College of Science and Technology ’21

2016

Grand Prize $2,500


Pinpointer, Nigel Satenstein

1st Place Graduate, Faculty, Staff or Alumni $1,000


SensiFoam, Conor Vickers

2nd Place Graduate, Faculty, Staff or Alumni $500


Wearable Balance Device, Peter Agada

1st Place Undergraduate $1,000


Regenerative Suspension System. Christopher Ricci

2nd Place Undergraduate $500


Prohibere, Emily Kight

1st Place People’s Choice – Crowd Voted $1,000


Pinpointer, Nigel Satenstein

2nd Place People’s Choice – Crowd Voted $500


Oscar the Grouch
Matt McCormick

Global Innovation Prize $500


Pinpointer, Nigel Satenstein

2015

Grand Prize Award


Quick Stabilizing Carbon
Stephen Peduto

Global Award


Pound Cake
Camille Bell

1st Place, Undergraduate


Seed Dyes
Tyler Stoltzfus

1st Place People’s Choice Award


1st Place, Graduate
Ka Bom Designs
Olawunmi Thomas-Quarcoo

2nd Place, Graduate


Myjé
Severine Bandou

2nd Place People’s Choice Award
2nd Place,
Undergraduate


Self-Stabilizing Gloves
Sabrina Zouaghi

2014

Anne Nelson Grand Prize


Lia-Pregnancy Test Redesign
Bethany Edwards, School of Media and Communications, 2006

 

1st Place, Graduate Faculty, Staff or Alumni

Roar for Good
Yasmine Mustafa, Fox School of Business, 2006

 

2nd Place, Graduate Faculty, Staff or Alumni


Heart Upbeat!
Cecilia Scimia, School of Medicine, Faculty

 

1st Place, UndergraduateSnow Dissolving Light Post
Bradley Blosser, Fox School of Business

 

2nd Place ,Undergraduate


Bouyant Pile
Sean Webster, College of Engineering

 

1st Place, People’s Choice Award

Roar for Good
Yasmine Mustafa, Fox School of Business, 2006

 

2nd Place, People’s Choice Award

Lia-Pregnancy Test Redesign
Bethany Edwards, School of Media and Communications, 2006

2013

Futura mHealth Award


GrassRoots
Nicholas Horn, Fox School of Business

Retail & People’s Choice Award


Hook
Kahn (Karen) Louise Miller, CHPSW

MADV Grand Prize Award


Genie Player
Zhewei Zhang, Fox School of Business

PAC Strapping Award


Screw Up
Michael Haley, Fox School of Business

ED Kane Award


City Brella
Meng Hsuan Tsai, Fox School of Business

Joseph Weiss Award


WebTV
Joe Doyle, Fox School of Business

Nancy & Bill Baxter Award


Greener Greens
Michael Ward, Science & Technology