Suffolk $60K New Product Competition Winners
Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Updated: Monday, April 23, 2012 22:04
Take recent, picture-sharing program Instagram: initiated fall of 2010 in its San Francisco, California headquarters and currently operates with thirteen employees.
After two attempts at success, moguls Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger had a simple idea, where they chose to improve and simplify the editing and uploading of photographs. Instagram was sold on April 12 to social network giant Facebook, Inc. for $1 billion.
As part of the “1st Annual Entrepreneurship E-Vent Recognition Awards,” a selection of students were awarded monetary prizes to assist with legal, accounting, and mentoring aspects to benefit the steps to moving forward with their products and ideas in the ‘6th Annual Suffolk $60K New Product Innovation Competition Winners.’
Laurie Levesque PhD, Associate Dean and Dean of Undergraduate Programs, announced the winners after three rounds, and narrowed down from over 300 entries.
Innovator Name: Yamilet Gutierrez
Product Name: Screen Swipe
Product Description: Reloadable, recycled plastic movie card combined with an online service that allows you to get discounted prices on theater services and faster entrance into movies.
Innovator: Jason and Daniel Rush
Product Name: Megaphone
Product Description: Megaphone utilizes live voice streaming technology that enables users to speak their mind and share with the world, in real time, through smartphones and devices.
Innovator: Michael Niccoli
Product Name: AIO Flash Drive
Product Description: An “All-In-One” Highlighter-Flash Drive which copies highlighted text and simultaneously stores the text on the flash drive within the unit.
Urvashi Bhatia Green Product Award
Innovator: Geert Kinthaert
Product Name: Shellfish curtains
Product Description: Shellfish curtains are sheets of industrial netting material, to which oyster seeds are either attached by means of a marine adhesive; or contained and held in place by a double liner.
Bottom of the Pyramid Award
Innovator: Kenia Selamy
Product Name: AquaClear Clean water for all.
Product Description: Provide access to clean water by taking water filtration to people’s home. The product will be delivered by combining existing compact water filtration technology and green sources of energy that is mounted to deliver clean water to low income residents. Focus is on the rural areas, but will also serve urban areas where water filtration equipment purchase is not feasible or it is not economical to purchase water by the gallon and carry it home since most do not have a vehicle or a way to get large amounts of water back home without incurring a huge expense.”
For questions, please contact Sushil Bhatia at email@example.com