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Congratulations, 2019 Winners!

College League

Herbert B. Jones Grand Prize Winner: Appiture

Appiture is building a device and app pairing system that can screen for Autism Spectrum Disorders, allowing earlier detection and enabling children to receive intervention services at a younger age.

TJ Goble – Neuroscience, Lars Neuenschwander – Bioengineering

Herbert B. Jones Second Place Winner: Crimson Medical Solutions

Crimson Medical Solutions has created a device to organize IV lines and ensure safer, more efficient care in ICUs.

Stephen Bone – Bioengineering, Tyler Sager – Finance/Entrepreneurship, Tanner Stahl – Bioengineering, Mitchell Weholt – Strategic Communication

Third Place: HitchHiker Carpooling

HitchHiker Carpooling has built a new ride-sharing app for college students traveling long distances.

Elliot Ries – Finance, Jared Strand – Computer Science, Nathan Young – Finance

Fourth Place: All Aboard

All Aboard is building an app that follows an Airbnb model for boats and boat enthusiasts.

Genevieve Harvey – Communication and Society, Ian McDonald – Economics and Management Information Systems, Rahul Singal – Computer Science

Fifth Place: Obsidian Bot

Obsidian Bot is building a website for users to build their own customized cryptocurrency trading bots.

Michael Krebs – Management Information Systems, Danylo Kurgan – Financial Economics

Honorable Mention: BioMech

BioMech has designed GripGlove, a device that increases grip strength and dexterity for patients with impaired hand function.

Alan Coe – BioEngineering, Kaitlin Pankratz – Bioengineering, Chandler Teigen – Bioengineering

Open League Grand Prize Winner: HAYTECH

HAYTECH is saving hay producers time and money with precision agriculture methods for hay bailing.

Deborah Hutchinson, Greg Hutchinson, Brady Wonenberg – University of Idaho

High School League

Herbert B. Jones Grand Prize Winner: Videsse

Videsse is Pullman’s first video production company and focuses on making promotional videos.

James Cole – Pullman High School

Second Place: Chloe’s Lavender

Chloe’s Lavender produces a variety of organic lavender bath products –  soaps, sachets, lotions, and much more.

Chloe Legreid – Pullman High School

Third Place: Vintage Soul Leather Company

Vintage Soul Leather Company creates custom craft jewelry.

Sterling Sweeney – Riverpoint High School

Fourth Place: The Bent Carrot

The Bent Carrot hopes to establish a restaurant that uses imperfect food to create healthy, affordable meals.

Luke Hanson, Kavya Varkey, Melody Yeung – Samammish High School

Fifth Place: Paint Box

Paint Box is creating an art supply subscription service that sells kits to novice artists.

Benny Bassli, Jo Clancy – Sammamish High School


2018 Winners

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Crimson Medical Solutions, 2019 BPC Herbert B. Jones 2nd Place Winner


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HitchHiker Carpooling, 2019 BPC 3rd Place Winner, sponsored by the Eric Carr Memorial Fund


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BioMech, 2019 BPC Honorable Mention, and Dean Chip Hunter of the Carson College of Business


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Chloe’s Lavender, 2019 BPC High School League 2nd Place Winner, and Dean Chip Hunter of the Carson College of Business


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The Bent Carrot, 2019 BPC High School 4th Place Winner

The Business Plan Competition provides a unique opportunity for students from diverse majors across campus to collaborate on ventures. The most successful teams leverage the diverse perspectives and skills of their members, which helps them overcome some of the key problems that can plague startups.— Marie Mayes , director, Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

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Idaho Capital Ventures

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