Advancements in business and technology were recognized Friday, April 22, 2106 at the third annual Trine University Innovation Challenge presented by Fifth Third Bank. There were over 36 submissions that included both business and technology ideas from area high schools, community members, and Trine students.
We would like to thank everyone who submitted an idea and welcome you back next year with a new submission. Below is the list of winners from the third annual 2016 Innovation Challenge. Winners received cash prizes for the top 3 ideas in each category: 1st Place - $2,500, 2nd Place - $1,000 and 3rd Place - $500
Pictured, from left, are Jason Blume, executive director of Innovation One, Braden Hale, an electrical engineering major from Austin, Animesh Kunwar, a biomedical engineering major from Santa Rosa, California, and Kevin Hipsking, market president for Fifth Third Bank, Central and Northeastern Indiana.
1st Place: VibeSense - Braden Hale & Animesh Kunwar
2nd Place: Reverse Door Bar - Alex Munger
3rd Place: Toothpaste Fun - Anne Mammel
Pictured, from left, are Fletcher Davidson, a senior informatics major from Seymour; Jason Blume, executive director of Innovation One; Luke Fimreite, a senior business administration major from McCordsville; Brandon Hunt, a senior informatics major from Elkhart; Rachel Morris, a senior informatics major from Beech Grove; and Kevin Hipskind, market president for Fifth Third Bank, Central and Northeastern Indiana.
1st Place: Great Stats - Luke Fimreite, Fletcher Davidson, Rachel Morris, Tony Waltermann, & Brandon Hunt
2nd Place: ReflectED - Anthony Kline, Trey Calber & Devin Gingerich
3rd Place: J & J Costuming - Joseph Bowman, Jordan Penry, Gage McGrath & Zach Gering
Best University Entry
Not Your Grandma's Scooter - Allyson Ross & Donald Shockley
Best Community Entry
Modifi - Brandon Heal (Wolcottville, IN)
Best High School Entry
Sun Funnel - Dylan Cauggman & Ciera Silva (CASB)
Rewarding the best and brightest business and technology ideas in the region