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ideaLabs 2011



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March 31, 2011

EEC’s ideaLabs is an idea competition where students from across the region compete for recognition as the regional champion. ideaLabs encourages all students, from all disciplines to think about new venture ideas, applying the feasibility study methodology and answering the three key questions: Is there a market? Do the financials make sense? What resources are necessary? Each EEC member school held their own campus competition to determine a student or team of students to represent them at ideaLabs. The EEC invited several non-EEC institutions to provide entrants in an open category.


Winners




Kyle Hamblin & James Kirkwood win 1st place at ideaLabs 2011.

Place Name School Idea
1 Kyle Hamblin & James Kirkwood University of Akron JVT Aerospace LLC

2 Austin Schmidt & Solomon Alkhasov Case Western Reserve University Affinity Algorithms

3 Andrew Johnson Kent State University Redline Architecture & Design Temporary Staffing Agency


Competitors



Name School Idea
Andrew Johnson Kent State University Redline Architecture & Design Temporary Staffing Agency
Ana Novotny, Natasa Smolijan, Pamela Richey, Nicole Chernikoff & Joe Hinkle Cleveland State University Good 2 Go
Lindsey, Rachael Martin & Brian Pestotnik John Carroll University Touch Technology
Austin Schmidt & Solomon Alkhasov Case Western University Affinity Algorithms
Lisa M. Bartlette Hiram College Sweet Abandon
Kyle Hamblin & James Kirkwood University of Akron JVT Aerospace LLC
Heidi Evans Baldwin Wallace College Epic Diggs
Theresa Riley Ashland University Bow & Arrow Couture Designs
Selahaddin Ibrahimy & Mohamad Chabani Walsh University BookIntersect.com
Katie Stockdale Lake Erie College The Stallion Market


Judges



Judge Affiliation
Dorothy C. Baunach President Emeritus, NorTech
J. Martin Erbaugh Chairman, Board of Advisors, CEBI, Kent State University
Trustee, Burton D. Morgan Foundation
John Myers Executive-in-Residence, University if Akron Research Foundation
Robin Kilbride President and CEO, Smithers-Oasis
Jeffrey A. Walters Managing Director, CBiz Accounting, Tax and Advisory Services
Karen Spilizewski Vice President, RivierVest Venture Partners
Vice President, BioEnterprise Corporation

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