Big iDeas Competition Winners

2020 Pitch Contest Winners

PITCHin

PITCHin - Andrew Melland and Sarah Koh 

The Playground Acting Program

The Playground - Alysia Giakoumas

Renewal

Renewal - Ashley Gans

Sarah Koh and Andrew Melland

Alysia Giakoumas

Ashley Gans and Logan McElroy

Crowd Share

Alejandro Villaquiran 

Regent

Regent - Greta Falten

MyFire

MyFire - Elizabeth Hanna 

Alejandro Villaquiran

Greta Felten

Elizabeth Hanna

Room Valet

Room Valet - Anna Rose Carrell and Matt Melcher 

spotBOX

Carp

Carp - Olivia Gruber 

Anna Rose Carrell and Matt Melcher

Sonia Saeed and Yuijin Kim

Olivia Gruber

Covid SMS

 

My Low

My Low - Costakis Loizou

 

Allen Lui

Brandon Herman and Costakis Loizou

2020 Business Plan Winners

Clean Energy Gambia

Curly Solutions

EZ Tutor

Mohammed Njie (’21, left) is creating a social enterprise to tackle the high energy demands of Gambia and bring clean and sustainable energy sources to the nation.

Mona El-Gharby (’20) is developing products for curly hair that inspire users, raise confidence, and connect them to a larger community.

Aryan Bahtnagar (’22) is building an app and service to connect students to peers from within their school who are able to tutor and support.

Greener Life

Local Sage

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Taylor Slaton (’20) and Ceydan Kaya (’20) are developing an app to help the average consumer track their waste consumption over a day.

Gavin Watts (’21) is creating an online farmer's market to connect foodies with the best products from their city, region, or state.

Abigail Peterson (’20, right) is creating a mobile app to improve young adults' campus experience by facilitating friendships and social connections.

2019 Pitch Competition Winners

College +

Curly Solutions

Cusp

Seun Suberu (’23) is building an app to help high school students search for colleges, reducing stress and easing the transition to college.

Mona El-Gharby (’21) is developing products for curly hair that inspire users, raise confidence, and connect them to a larger community.

Eric Petsche (’20) is creating an app to provide creative professionals with a platform through which they may network and collaborate.

DeepEnergy


EZ-Tutor

The Gambia Electrification Project

Austin Hickle (’22) is building an innovative battery and making compressed air energy more accessible for consumers.

Maren Hess (’22) is building an app and service to connect students to peers from within their school who are able to tutor and support.

Mohammed Njie (’21) is creating a social enterprise to tackle the high energy demands of Gambia and bring clean and sustainable energy sources to the nation.

GreenerLife


Hands

One for All Theater

            

Taylor Slaton (’20) and Ceydan Kaya (’20) are developing an app to help the average consumer track their waste consumption over a day.

Josh Lauer (’20) is creating a haptic-glove to enhance the experience of extended reality.

Ben Stegmair (’21) is building a platform to help students hone their acting skills and bringing affordable theater to diverse citizens of the DFW area.

The Playground Acting Program


Rock Strap

Sweetie, Take Care of Yourself

        

Alysia Giakoumas (’21) is creating a children’s life-skills program taught through the art of acting.

Drew Schindler (’21) is creating an innovative and simple solution to the problems associated with cello rock stops.

Brinn Bailey (’21) is developing a personal care product line and spreading awareness of mental health, especially among black women

Treeology

Vuzag

We the Students

        

Surya Ramakrishnan (’22) is building a company to reduce single-use plastics and promote greener thinking.

Jalen Lynch (’20) is creating an app to socially connect the world’s information and connect communities like never before.

Lamisa Mustafa (’21) is creating a first-of-its-kind community symposium created by, of, and for undergraduate student-activists from colleges across North Texas.

 

Big iDeas Past Projects

2018-2019 2017-2018 2016-2017 2015-2016 2014-2015 2013-2014