The 2016 Raymond Ideas Challenge saw an impressive array of student ideas, as usual. The winner were announced at an award reception May 4.

The annual competition challenges students of all majors and classifications to dream up and pitch their “big idea” for a great product or service. Members of the business world and academia judge the submissions and the top 40 entries are named finalists. Finalists then present their ideas to a panel of business professionals.

By participating in the challenge, students have the opportunity to network with judges, develop business concepts and improve their writing and presentation skills.

The top awards went to:

    • First place ($3,000): Commercializing Low Earth Orbit with a Turnkey CubeSat Product Trent Tate, Dakotah Karrer, Vince Rodriguez and David Smith
    • Second place ($2,000): ReGrub Ryan Woolsey and Blake Harvey
    • Third place ($1,000): Motley Tool McCalley Cunningham and Dayana Hansley

The prizes for Best Video Pitches were awarded to:

    • First place ($1,000): IceMe Shravan Shetty, Aakash Jain, Yeshwanth Ja and Rishub Mishra
    • Second place ($500): Pool Reilly Mickelson, Mauricio Degregori and Colin Brady
    • Third place ($250): GiftHer Allison Kornher

The following teams were Honorable Mentions ($500):

    • WireSpare Blake Harvey
    • BAT-MoBIKE Service Center Pradeep Subramanian Srinivasan,
    • Quick Clip Reminder Shelby Polasek and Vanessa Galindo
    • DeHydraTect – Dehydration Detection Pacifier Magy Avedissian, Nga Tang, Grace Fletcher, Scott Herting and Jose Wippold

Learn more about the results of previous Ideas Challenges competitions. 26835627415_c52b03439b_o