Austin E. Cofrin

School of Business

Excelling in the Idea Compeition

The Second annual Student Business Idea Contest was held last week on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. Students from all majors pitched their innovative idea in 90 seconds and many of our business students participated and received prizes. These included: 
  • Luke Chambers - “Mind.Set.Go!” A goal-reaching coaching program.
  • Jake Taylor (as part of a team) - “Taking Flight Innovation” app, which helps connect entrepreneurs and inventors to resources, from free to paid, to get help developing their ideas.
  • Claire Bestul - “Ice Detector” app which helps detect lake ice thickness.
  • Jennifer Nowicki - “Cultivate Taste,” an existing business. Nowicki is the only professional with particular tea expertise certification in Wisconsin.
  • Courtney Gersek - “Swift Shopper” app to help navigate a particular store’s floor plan and identify where sales are, etc.
All student participants of competition pictured.