Big iDeas Competition Winners

Big iDeas Winners AY 2014-2015

2014 Pitch Contest Winners

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BIOLUM

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DOODLE BOARD

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DVR FOR COLLEGE

BioLum Sciences
Edward Allegra, Miguel Quimbar, Jack Reynolds

A revolutionary smartphone–based imaging system that can detect the presence of asthma and reduce the current 40% misdiagnosis of asthma in the US.
Doodle Board
Jorge Valdez, Joshua Musgrove Collaborative, cross-platform, web app drawing tool for use in classrooms, studios, at conferences, special events or even in coffee houses that allows for shared drawing of ideas through the internet.
DVR For College
Eric Straw, Eugene Massad

A DVR for college students that is subscription and provider free and only requires a cable, an Ethernet cord and HDMI.

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ECHO

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FULLY PRESENT

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HELPPLE

     
ECHO
Andrew Burgess, Santiago Martinez, Wade Washmon

A music sharing platform that motivates users to purchase and share music from its registered artists, generating revenue for both the artist and the listener.
Fully Present
Kelly Ann Buddecke, Katherine Bentfield, Elizabeth Zuk

Activity monitor and notification system for the phone, recording the amount of time the user spends on messages, calls and social media accounts and notifying the public when the user chooses to turn it off and be fully present in the real world.
Helpple
Austin Wells, Irisa Ona

App that connects people who need help with people who are offering to help, be it tutoring, moving furniture, getting volunteers, building the next big idea.

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KUNDALINI

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MAXED OUT BY M.A.K.

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THE NARI PROJECT

Kundalini
Kymberly Johnson, Kristen Carreno, Mark Lafferty

Wellness drink made of natural ingredients, free of caffeine, gluten, excess sugar and chemicals that detoxifies the body and increases metabolism.
Maxed out by M.A.K.
Maya Jones, Janay Higgins

Custom jewelry for every occasion, crafted with care and made to empower, giving back to society through its new girls outreach center in Fort Worth.
The Nari Project
Ashley Wali, Priya Chowdhari

An initiative that raises awareness about violence against women by donating kits of essential items to women in shelters in Dallas and abroad, and is now strengthening its link to the SMU campus.

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OUT & ABOUT

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SMU FOOD

 
     
Out & About
Renita Thapa, Sam Hubbard, Raz Friman

App that promotes local businesses and organizations by exposing its users to what is going on in the community for easy planning, exploring and getting to know the local area
SMU FOOD
Samuel Hunter, Gavin Pham, Conrad Appel

Online app that centralizes eating options on campus, including when the various campus cafeterias are open, daily menu options, service provided, user ratings and comments.
 

2015 Business Plan Competition Winners

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BEYOND US CLOTHING

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BIOLUM

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HELPPLE

BEYOND US Clothing
Hunter Rice, J.P. Buxbaum

For-profit clothing company that partners with charities to help underprivileged children in the U.S. by offering unique t-shirt designs for each partnership and donating a portion of the sales to the charities with a focus on children and education.


BioLum Sciences
Edward Allegra, Miguel Quimbar, Jack Reynolds

A revolutionary smartphone–based imaging system that can detect the presence of asthma and reduce the current 40% misdiagnosis of asthma in the US.
Helpple
Austin Wells, Irisa Ona

App that connects people who need help with people who are offering to help, be it tutoring, moving furniture, getting volunteers, building the next big idea.

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OUT & ABOUT




Out & About
Renita Thapa, Sam Hubbard, Raz Friman

App that promotes local businesses and organizations by exposing its users to what is going on in the community for easy planning, exploring and getting to know the local area