Picture: Clayton Tovo presenting for Workforce Patriot Goalie.
Eleven groups competed within the semi-final spherical of the Baker Enterprise Bowl IX on Thursday, Nov. 3. Enterprise concepts ranged from hockey gear, bait casters, supply drones and extra. By the tip of the day, solely 5 groups superior to the ultimate spherical.
This elevator pitch spherical consisted of five-minute summaries from every crew, the place that they had the prospect to elucidate their enterprise thought to a panel of enterprise consultants after which had a ten minute query and reply portion from the judges.
In its ninth 12 months, the Baker Enterprise Bowl is a program for budding entrepreneurs who’ve an thought for a brand new services or products together with a drive to show that concept right into a enterprise. This program is open to cadets, night undergraduate college students and graduate college students.
Now, 5 groups will transfer on to compete within the last spherical. They embrace:
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This firm is a customized life and accountability teaching service that focuses on vitamin help via delivered meal packing containers to advertise weight reduction. They intention to develop this enterprise into extra health and incentive centered plans.
This crew’s aim is to assist get rid of meals deserts via micro-green, aquaponics, vertical farm franchising methods. This shall be carried out by partnering with owners to make use of their houses’ house to put in these aquaponic methods.
This crew needs to develop a photo voltaic–powered, self-driving garden mower. Made up of mechanical engineer majors, the crew goals to develop a less expensive model that makes use of solar-powered batteries and a boundary system.
This firm hopes to create handcrafted, high quality hockey tools, particularly for youth goalies. Youth hockey is a rising sport, and since kids develop rapidly out of their gear, this firm goals to chop the price of changing goalie gear by creating sizeable pad leaf inserts.
The Sideways Efficiency crew goals to enhance the efficiency and effectivity of any automobile by changing older motors with gas injected LS motors. It will save automobile homeowners cash by bettering fuel mileage on older autos, in addition to boosting its reliability and energy.
The opposite groups who competed within the second spherical had been: The Infinity Ring by AROS Applied sciences, Jet Boat Nozzle, What I Bought, EM Bait-caster, Whirlwind Bait Caster and Sigma Drone Corp.
The Tommy and Victoria Baker College of Enterprise want to thank the judges:
- Jessica Taylor Goyack
- James Wigfall
- Peter Wild
- Bobby Hudson
- Patrick Conti
- Gene King
- Stephen Evans
- Joseph Berger
The ultimate spherical of Baker Enterprise Bowl XI shall be an expert marketing strategy presentation earlier than the judging committee. It will embrace advertising and marketing, pricing and manufacturing methods, monetary projections and different particulars. The ultimate spherical shall be held subsequent semester, the place the finalists will current their full marketing strategy to a panel of judges. The profitable crew will obtain $10,000 to kickstart their enterprise and the second-place crew will obtain $5,000.
This occasion is made attainable via the beneficiant donations of The Citadel Class of 1989, Jeff Cobb and Dan D. Nale, PE, ’82. To be taught extra about this program and the Tommy and Victoria Baker College of Enterprise, click on right here.