[The following was provided by the Henry W. Bloch School of Management.]
The Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation held its eighth annual Regnier Family Foundations/Bank of Blue Valley Venture Creation Challenge on April 28 and selected 15 winners out of 65 participating teams. More than 100 judges from the business community participated in the selection.
EasyStrep is a liquid compound - in spray or child-friendly ice pop - that provides a pain-free, one-step way of testing for strep that will replace the current two-step method. Team members: Greg Farmer, Milton Fowler, Damon Bryant and Clara Maingi
Alpha 1 Biologics LLC - The CD4 QTest, using patented technology, is a low-cost, saliva-based, rapid diagnostic test for screening CD4 counts in HIV/AIDS patients, promptly identifying those eligible for anti-retroviral therapy. Team members: Matt Heimann, Rita Cortes, Lara Ogle and Tim Schallert.
The Housing Hawk - an online database of apartments and homes that connects college students to the off-campus housing options in their area. Team members: Sally Burns
FolioBoy - a free public platform for students and professionals to post their school projects and achievements in order to be seen and heard by the employers worldwide. Team member: Evan J. Kirsch
BHB Insurance Services LLC - the Innocent Spouse and Family Protection Plan, P2, is a unique and patented product designed to bridge the coverage gap that exposes a police officer’s family assets from a punitive damage judgment. Team members: Larry Hunter-Blank and Cary Barr.
Awards with High Distinction
Robotic Archival Retrieval System is for laboratory personnel, allowing them to control a robotic mechanism via interface software.
NStox is a web-based data management and decision support software mainly serving small to mid-sized retailers.
RippnFish.com is the brand name for Outdoors-E LLC, a web application that connects fishing enthusiasts with their perfect sport fishing adventure.
MobiBox - Mobi LLC is dedicated to providing the fast-paced mobile society with an ability to play home gaming consoles anywhere.
Fine Foods of America is a food manufacturer focusing on high quality, epicurean tomato-based condiments.
Awards with Distinction
PharXm Natural Supplements is an online start-up venture that uses natural supplements and provide a top quality nutritional supplement to patients with complex disease states such as diabetes.
Allergen Eater™ is a line of portable, filtration purifying and containment systems designed for cars that trap, purify and cleanse the air in an efficient self-sustaining manner.
Amenergia Solar Power Systems is cost-effective solar power systems that increase the value of a customer’s property and immediately reduce monthly expenses.
Smart Device Safety Solutions reduces distracted driving by selectively blocking incoming calls and text messages to a designated phone while the vehicle is on.
The Community creates a loyalty system that stores and handles customer transactions and analysis to assist in better business decisions for local food and drink establishments while creating stronger relationships with their community.
Magnetic RAV won best prototype for an innovative magnetic potholder.
For details regarding winners, visit VCC.