2012 Undergraduate Tri-State Winners
Hydrovate – John Brown University - First Place: $30,000
Hydrovate equips animal caretakers with efficient products that maximize animal health through the development of innovative hydration solutions.
Simpler Solutions – John Brown University - Second Place: $20,000
Simpler Solutions strives to be recognized by paint manufacturers as the leading company for paint sampling innovation, bridging the gap between consumer demands and market offerings.
2011 Undergraduate Tri-State Winners
Craftistas - John Brown University - First Place: $25,000
Craftistas is a direct sales company seeking to cultivate the desire for creativity by providing convenient crafting experiences. By selling craft kits complete with the materials and instructions to make a craft, Craftistas will make crafting a more feasible and desirable reality.
Agricultural Food Systems - John Brown University - Second Place: $15,000
Agricultural Food Systems seeks to innovate systems for measuring food quality by providing pioneering technologies that increase value and build trust among agricultural food producers, processors, and consumers. AFS' flagship product, the TenderID, enables meat processors to measure tenderness in raw beef carcasses quickly and accurately on the production line.
2010 Undergraduate Tri-State Winners
Arkansas Auto-Fluff - University of Arkansas - First Place: $25,000
An Arkansas company that specializes in the recycling of end of life plastics from the waste stream of the automobile industry. The company is able to combine two current problems into one profitable solution.
UniPHI - University of Oklahoma - Second Place: $15,000
A Web-based technology that allows previously incompatible health care databases to communicate and share information with each other.
2009 Undergraduate Tri-State Winners
Progressive Solutions - John Brown University - First Place: $25,000
Progressive Solutions communicates a desire to reinvent the ordinary through simple ingenuity. Our first product - Higher Hangers - are new patented, space-saving clothes hangers that reduce clutter and create new closet space by raising garments vertically.
Renephron Pharmaceuticals - University of Oklahoma - Second Place: $15,000
Renephron Pharmaceuticals is a developing life-changing drug therapies for patients with polycystic kidney disease and other inflammatory diseases. The company uses a compound known as SHetA2 that suppresses abnormalities at the cellular level, giving it the ability to treat multiple disease.
2008 Undergraduate Tri-State Winners
Nantiox - University of Oklahoma - First Place
Nantiox, Inc. is a biotechnology company developing a propriety nanotechnology platform to treat ophthalmic diseases, neurological diseases, and cancers. Nantiox's cerium oxide nanoparticles (Nanoceria) acts as a powerful antioxidant that protect cells within the body and prevents cell death otherwise caused by damaging radicals.
Waste-Alternative Transformation Technologies (WATTs) was founded to compete in the lucrative energy and waste management sectors by creating a synergistic model that fuse the two together.
Waste-Alternative Transformation Technologies (WATTs)