Spring 2024 winners

Innovator Competition Winner SignAll

First place - $1,500

SignAll is an app that uses neural network technology to translate American Sign Language to English text in real-time from video input. We are breaking down communication barriers historically faced by over 72 million sign language speakers worldwide. To join our app waitlist please visit www.signall.live.

Innovator Competition Winner Shlurp Ramen

Second Place - $1,000

Shlurp is the first instant ramen that is vegan, gluten-free, kosher, and has 10+ grams of protein. Today, we aim to turn nostalgia into nourishment by creating organic, vegan, gluten-free, and allergen friendly versions of everyone’s favorite snacks, so they are better for our bodies and the planet.

Innovation Competition Winner Warbands

Third Place - $500

We are WarBands, the future of sportswear, we make anti microbial headbands designed to reduce all kinds of bacteria that cause acne, odor, and swelling while you work out or play sports through the use of silver in our fabrics. 

Fall 2023 winners

No Splash Team Picture

First place - $1,500

No Splash LLC sells a 100% recyclable, patent pending toilet accessory that completely stops toilet splash backs. No Splash LLC has gained success in sales with over 200 units sold to date door-to-door and via Amazon! 

Rising Chef Team Picture

Second place - $1,000

Rising Chef is a quarterly culinary education box delivered to your home full of fun and engaging recipes and tools for a parent to complete with their child. It teaches basic cooking skills, through online videos tutorials and interactive instructional recipes helping involve the entire family into the cooking process. 

State Street Spices Team Picture

Third place - $500

State Street Spices is a spice company with the mission of incorporating flavor and taste to bring the world together by making spice blends from U.S. cities like Nashville Hot, New York Steak, and Saint Louis Barbecue. They conduct their research using a formula to find the best recipes for each spice combining them into one perfect spice. They also believe businesses exist to help people and their communities so they donate 10% of our profits to children's hospitals.

Spring 2023 winners

Clore team

First place - $1,500

Clore is a revolutionary fire retardant that will allow firefighters to quickly and efficiently suppress fires. Instead of using traditional fire retardant methods, Clore combines both traditional fire retardant methods with new technology. It may be sprayed and applied to natural substances months in advance, and provides flame resistance in case of a fire; our product is one of the many tools that can be used to mitigate a wildfires' damage.

Extentek team

Second place - $1,000

Extentek is a company dedicated to improving the personal independence and quality of life of those with different abilities. Extentek offers a contactless material level indication device that helps blind and visually impaired people to pour any substance into any container without over-pouring, inspired by the CEO's visually impaired grandmother.

Stutteron team picture

Third place - $500

StutterOn is a revolutionary speech therapy tool that allows those who stutter to practice and improve their speech. StutterOn offers numerous speech-pathologist-approved activities that range from breathing exercises, to AI-analyzed activities, and video calls. It operates as a non-profit, meaning it is free to use. The mission of StutterOn is for everyone to speak with confidence.

Fall 2022 winners

BraceLit Team

First place - $1,500

BraceLit is a business idea, as well as an entrepreneurial opportunity in order to maintain safety as people decide to go out and let loose. Drinking comes with many risks, and BraceLit is a way to eliminate a common fear factor; a foreign substance being snuck into a drink. Ensure the safety of not only yourself, but those around you with BraceLit.

Gingeristic team picture

Second place - $1,000

Gingerisitic's oil-based balms and oil blends use the topical power of ginger oil to offer a unique solution to motion sickness. Their products are effective all-natural, non-medicated solutions to motion sickness that are kid-friendly, easy to use, and great for everyone, even if you hate the taste of ginger!

GreenSwing Team

Third place - $500

GreenSwing is an impact-driven social enterprise that strives to make renewable energy more accessible to underserved communities in energy poverty and reduce public dependency on fossil fuels and environmentally harmful technologies. Their flagship product recharges batteries in an affordable, effective, and environmentally friendly manner by harnessing the kinetic energy of swinging and sliding doors and apparatuses. This device can power a wide range of appliances, from lamps to hospital equipment.

Spring 2022 winners

Creative Book Folding Team picture

First place - $1,500

Creative Book Folding is a business that creates unique, customizable gifts and decorations out of thrifted and recycled books. Creative Book Folding repurposes old books from landfills and transforms them into household keepsakes.

Tobelli team picture

Second place - $1,000

Tobelli is a biodegradable food packaging innovation that repurposes the cellulose found in tobacco to create a thin food packaging film that not only aids in the storage of food but also its preservation.

MetaCar team picture

Third place - $500

MetaCar merges the rising market of the VR metaverse with car dealerships. Using real 3D lidar scans of vehicles for sale, users can view any car from anywhere, as if they were at the dealership.

Fall 2021 winners

Omega Speech and Debate team photo

First place - $1,500

Omega Speech and Debate (OSD) is an LLC that offers online public speaking and debate classes, summer camps, workshops, and private coaching services to students in grades 6-12.

MINIMA Team photo

Second place - $1,000

MINIMA is a beautifully crafted and advanced miniature pottery wheel that is also portable and easy to assemble. It comes with innovative features like centering and opening arms to help beginners learn pottery quickly.

iCane team photo

Third place - $500

iCane, is a smart cane for those challenged with mobility. iCane is designed to instill confidence and ensure the safety of its user, empowering them to lead an active lifestyle.