The 2014 CSUF Business Plan Competition Finals are set to take place Friday, April 11 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm on the CSUF campus in Titan Student Union Pavilion A (Facebook Event Page). And you are all invited!
This year it was particularly tough deciding which teams would make it into the Semifinals and, subsequently, the Finals. But, after a couple months of going through all of the submissions and hearing the top 16 teams present at the Semifinals, we are finally ready for the Finals. As it currently stands, the three teams that will be presenting in the Finals will be (in alphabetical order):
Cordomi Rentals – Cordomi will make a website/app that will allow people to more easily discover rental properties (homes, apartments, etc.) that will accept their particular breed of animal. Currently, most, if not all, websites that communicate whether or not a property is pet friendly will only do so in a broad fashion and this can lead to problems. For example, if the property allows dachshunds but doesn’t allow Labradors you might not realize you can’t bring your beautiful chocolate lab to live with you until after you have wasted a lot of your time.
Eagle Eye Engineering – Eagle Eye Engineering aims to help archers train better during the winter months. Currently, during winter months, most archers have to train indoors to keep their skills fresh. The problem with this is that with indoor conditions the path of the arrow is significantly straighter then it would be under normal competition conditions, which is mainly outdoors. In order to compensate for this, a group of CSUF student-entrepreneurs-engineers developed a mathematical formula that fixes this problem and have built a prototype practice unit.
White Light Medical – White Light Medical is aiming to increase the efficacy of spinal surgery by creating a smarter pedicle probe. From what
I understand they said, “this probe uses an electro-mechanical method to continuously measure changes in force coupled with a heuristic path-identification algorithm to alert the surgeon to a potential or impending breach, which prevents the probe from exiting the vertebral body and causing harm to the patient.” From what I actually understand, this device could increase the success rate of spinal surgeries significantly.
All of these ideas are wonderful and I hope that they move forward with them. But before they become major success stories, watch them battle it out at the 2014 CSUF Business Plan Competition Finals. And if watching some of the brightest CSUF student-entrepreneurs isn’t enough of an inducement for you then you should also know that their will be multiple opportunity drawings throughout the event for current CSUF students.
Also, we need some volunteers for this event. If you are a current CSUF student and you volunteer we can offer you extra raffle tickets for the opportunity drawings. And, if you are currently an Entrepreneur Society member, I’m almost certain that volunteering at this event will count towards your community service hours. If you are interested in volunteering for this event please get in touch with Travis at firstname.lastname@example.org