Six teams emerged as victors from the Shocker New Venture Competition Trade Show that was held April 21. The trade show featured the top 16 teams showcasing their innovative business ideas to judges and attendees. The judges, composed of successful entrepreneurs and industry leaders, evaluated each team’s pitch and product demonstrations to determine which teams had the best chance of succeeding in the marketplace.
Congratulations to the six teams that are advancing to the final round of the Shocker New Venture Competition, presented by the WSU Center for Entrepreneurship.
The six advancing teams:
- Female Engineering Matters:
- Triple B Support is a medical device that targets the back, belly and breasts that will alleviate pain and discomfort to help pregnant people continue with their daily tasks.
- Optimum Wellness:
- An improved psychiatric restraint system for stretcher cot use
- Player Card:
- Player Card is a business in the Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) industry that connects college athletes with local companies for deals to remove friction from the NIL deal process.
- Unlock new possibilities in global trade with the secure, digital platform. Say hello to hassle-free logistics and finance.
- Portable, user-friendly medical diagnostic testing made simple. Unlock the power to digitize the health testing experience for rapid, accurate results anytime, anywhere.
- Vision Vest:
- Vision Vest is a tool that replaces sight with touch, allowing blind people to avoid objects, navigate hallways and identify what they are facing.
The public is invited to attend the final round, which will include a in-depth presentations of each team’s business model followed by a Q&A session with the judges. This will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, April 28 in Devlin Hall. A reception will be held following the presentations from 4 to 5 p.m., with the awards being presented at 5 p.m.
WSU’s Center for Entrepreneurship thanks all the sponsors of this year’s Shocker New Venture Competition, including Erin Cummings, IMA Financial Group, INTRUST Bank, Moral Holdings, NetWork Kansas and UBS.