Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Getting back on the horse Have you ever heard the phrase “If you fall off the horse, you have to get back on”? This is almost the unofficial motto for the Innovate Pasadena Epic Failures Competition that occurred recently. It came down to three lucky winners who were recognized for their epic failures that lead to successful ventures. One in particular – GonnaBe- may not have had the best of beginnings (or endings) but opened up the future for his other successful business, Vytmn. Hank Leber, the mind behind GonnaBe, found that failing at first could help you triumph later.
Monday, December 21, 2015
Getting the recognition you deserve Being an inventor is rewarding all on it’s own – but sometimes being recognized for the hard work that you’ve done can be really satisfying. The Collegiate Inventors Competition likes to find the top collegiate inventors every year that can find solutions to real world problems and not just recognize them, but award them as well. The most recent one of these innovation Contests had judges narrow down the finalists to the top three for both undergraduate and graduate levels. Winning the gold in the undergraduate division was Joseph Barnett and Stephen John for their creation – NeoVent: Dual Pressure Respiratory Equipment.
Sunday, December 20, 2015
1 of 11 The 43North competition found superb entrepreneurs and startups looking to make a difference in our World. There were more than 11,000 people who entered the innovation competition but only 11 teams were chosen – CoachMePlus being one of the incredible groups to win. Coaching the coach CoachMePlus is a simple way to help out coaches and even athletes. It is a web-based program that allows for either an athlete or coach to organize, track, and manage much of the player’s progress. After the information is filled out on the athlete’s performance, they can the follow specific workout routines made for them and track their continuous progression
Saturday, December 19, 2015
The World’s largest business idea competition platform, 43North, awarded $5 million in cash awards to what they found as the best startup and entrepreneurs from around the world. One of the finalists and winners, CleanSlate, is making headway with their creation all thanks to the competition management software that made this competition possible. Stopping Mobile device infections CleanSlate is making a genuine effort to stop germs from infecting hospital patients. Specifically smartphones carry an enormous amount of germs on them – and everyone has one!
Friday, December 18, 2015
The perfect way to bring innovative people together to share their groundbreaking ideas is through hackathons. Now more then ever, hackathons are being used to explore anything from the technical universe to advancing the fields of medicine in hopes that group competitiveness and teamwork can create thought provoking ideas. If you are thinking of a way to get an idea developed further, hosting your very own hackathon could be your best bet.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
The path less traveled Earlier this year, over 15 entrepreneurs won over $6,000 in prizes for the 2015 Rule Breaker Awards. Through the contest management Skild had provided, the competition and judging process was made a success. The rule breaker contest was created to find and honor entrepreneurs who did things differently – A.K.A who broke the rules and took the path less traveled in their endeavors. While there were many winners, we wanted to take a look at one and observe their progress since the contest platform took place.