These three companies represent the finalists in JumpStart’s student business idea competition. A panel of judges comprised of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs-in-residence spent time reviewing these higher education entries, and ranked them on criteria such as: product idea, idea presentation and awareness of the market.
The companies are competing to win exposure, support resources and a check for up to $1500 to grow their businesses ($1500 first, $600 second, $400 third). And that’s where you come in!
Vote for the business idea you think is best. But remember, we’re looking for the most viable company, so select your favorite based not on the quality of the video, but on the quality and potential of the idea.
Our three finalists, in alphabetical order:
Disease Diagnostic Group’s RAM device uses magneto-optical technology to provide malaria diagnoses in less than 60 seconds at 1/10th the cost and 100x the detection level of current solutions.
Holmes Mouthwatering Applesauce is 100% all-natural applesauce made with local, farm-fresh apples whose ingredients are packed with vitamins and calcium to create the perfect snack.
Sprāv Water LLC is developing a hardware and software platform allowing consumers to monitor and reduce their water and energy consumption.
Vote for your favorite student business idea:
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Note: Limit one vote per person per day. Final winners will be chosen by adding up the judges scores (weighted three-fourths of the final ranking) and the popular vote (one-fourth of the final ranking).
Our judges were extremely impressed with the diversity of submissions they received from college and university students cross Northeast Ohio. Here are five semi-finalists that the judges felt should receive special recognition. All five have been invited to exhibit in the Showcase and participate in speed advising sessions at the Expo.