Congratulations to the Winners of the 2013-2014 InNOLEvation Challenge Competition

FIRST PLACE: Wavelet – $7,996

https://www.youtube.com/user/WaveletProducts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXPUpd5gs4A

Millions of Voices.  Billions of Messages.

WAVELET combines the power of words with the uniqueness of a personalized gift by taking an audio message left by a customer and making the message’s waveform, or audio signature, into a three-dimensional bracelet. The end result is the ability of the customer to give their loved one a vocal message that can literally be worn on their wrist. Accompanying each and every bracelet is a plastic, I.D. sized display card showing the written message, the waveform, and a serial number. Each and every display card has the ability to be scanned by any QR code reader in order to directly pull up a link on the WAVELET website. There, the serial number can be entered in order to pull up the original sound file, and audibly hear their loved one’s message in addition to having the bracelet.

SECOND PLACE: ERISTA – $5,931

http://www.erista.net/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YH4zsTTahPo

Erista will enable women ages 35-55 to quickly find clothing that is designed to be slimming to a woman’s particular body shape, either through optical design (such as color block panels, rouching, etc.) or through shaping panels built into the clothing. We are launching our ecommerce site using affiliate selling as a proof of concept. This will be used to test the style of clothes and gauge the interest of our target market. We are conducting a crowdfunding campaign for our first purchased inventory this winter. Ultimately, our goal is to design and manufacturer our own inventory for a vertical business model. Once we have the proof of concept established on the Internet, we’ll open our first retail location.

THIRD PLACE: BarStool App – $3,329

http://barstoolapp.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_i-_ELB3r3w

Barstool Mobile is a mobile application on iOs and Android that offers exclusive deals, promotions and freebies to subscribers. Each deal is pre-negotiated at bars, restaurants and services in each city and in exchange for the deal each vendor gives, they get unparalleled promotional service through the app. Subscribers can save hundreds of dollars a month utilizing these deals in their cities. Barstool is the Ultimate “Free Stuff” Nightlife App! 

FOURTH PLACE: ArrowDynamix – $2,622

https://www.facebook.com/ArrowDynamix

http://youtu.be/u4Y4Zb9Ynow

ArrowDynamix LLC is a green initiative company that aims to popularize and develop environmentally friendly technology for vehicles. Our vision can be seen in the design of our first product, the AeroHead. Our inspiration stems from years of research on vehicular aerodynamics and our affinity for Florida State. The AeroHead is a magnetic decal that can be easily be attached to your vehicle to show support for your favorite sports team, while also acting as a vortex generator to reduce drag and increase fuel efficiency.

FIFTH PLACE: AstroQueue – $2,622

http://astroqueue.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lS3Nfg-FBco

AstroQueue is a web-application that manages walk-in clients. It allows anyone to set up and manage digital waiting lists using any device.

This dynamic, centralized digital queueing web-application gives admins the ability to turn any web-enabled device into a kiosk to check in clients. Meanwhile the admins can have the app open on their own devices to manage the queue. Turning any device into a kiosk and/or managing the queue is as easy as logging in, and it is simple to switch between the kiosk and the admin modes on the same device. There is no limit to how many devices can be used as kiosks or to manage the queue.

FINALISTS – $500 each

Aqua Light Water Bottle

http://aqualightbottle.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ww2svIo_pKU

Every year more than 300 cyclists die due to inadequate lighting on their bicycles. Traditional bike lighting has failed to safely protect riders and satisfy their legal lighting requirements. The Aqualight Water Bottle has been created to bring sufficient lighting to cyclists through an integrated lighting structure and properly protect riders from nighttime dangers. With the invention of the innovative bulbous feature on the bottle not only does the bottle project forward light, but will encapsulate the rider with a protective white light underglow and rear red light for added safety. For added fun the bottle color changes based on external temperature. The Aqualight Bottle is focused on bringing a colorful, sleek and protective product to the world of cycling.

Beyond Innovation

Beyond Innovation, LLC was founded by inventors and engineers who have a passion for life and the love to build, create, and innovate. Our goal is to provide sophisticated solutions to the challenges that consumers may face in the midst of the ever changing fast-paced and highly technical world.

A regulation size pool table can vary from 7 to 9 feet in length. After the purchase of a table, conflicts often arise due to either the growth of the family or the need to repurpose the room. Lack of useful space is the main reason people decided to sell their pool tables at a loss of up to 90% of its value.

A prototype is being developed to reduce the footprint of the pool table by up to 75%. This will give the table a capability of vertically stowing itself in a discrete housing in case the additional space is needed. Along with its storage ability, the table will also have a self-stabilization feature that levels the slate-top to have a perfectly horizontal playing field. The design of this table will have both the look and the feel of a standard slate pool table.

IC Impact

IC Impact will be a subscription and sponsorship based web and mobile solution focusing on exposing public high school students in Nashville, Tennessee to various extracurricular opportunities within their community and beyond. Opportunities include, but are not limited to: paid and non-paid internships, volunteer events, national conferences, and student leadership positions.

Solibre Solar

http://solibresolar.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2hYsSmOKe0

As we transition from the industrial revolution into the era of technology, sustainability has become the most integral key to enduring success. With respect to environmental conservation, the demand for energy independence has never been more evident. The incredible power of the sun has driven scientists to research and develop highly efficient methods of energy conversion for commercial and residential use. A team of highly educated, experienced and passionate professionals have come together with a common goal. Their vision is to provide affordable and reliable grid-tied solar electricity in markets suffering from the high cost of expiring energy sources.

Solibre Solar, LLC is licensed and registered for business in the U.S. Territory of Puerto Rico. With a 25 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty and a linear model for the electricity production guarantee, our systems can be implemented at an impressive rate as low as $0.03 per kWh, as opposed to the existing rate of $0.30 per kWh based on the exponentially rising costs of crude oil.

True Nole

http://truenole.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dwh_F-8SzZM

True Nole is a “One-stop-shop for Everything FSU.” It is a place for students who are considering coming to Florida State to research all the great elements of student life that FSU has to offer. In addition. it is a place for current students to discover several of the events, opportunities, and resources FSU has to offer that they may have not known about.

Congratulations to the Top 10 Teams!

Congratulations to the Top 10 teams who are moving forward to compete in the Shark Tank Finale on Friday, April 11, 2014!

  • Aqua Light Water Bottle
  • ArrowDynamix
  • AstroQueue
  • BarStool App
  • Beyond Innovation
  • ERISTA
  • IC Impact
  • Seminole Source/True Nole
  • Solibre Solar
  • Wavelet

InNOLEvation Challenge 2013-2014 Second Round Participants

We greatly appreciate the teams who took the time and effort to submit a Marketing Plan and 2-Minute Video Pitch in Stage 2 of the 2013-2014 InNOLEvation Challenge. Based upon an evaluation by the judges, the teams listed below have been selected to advance to the next Stage (submission of a complete Business Plan) of the InNOLEvation Challenge. The participants in the Shark Tank Finale will be determined by the ranking of your complete Business Plan.

  • Aqua Light Water Bottle
  • ArrowDynamix
  • AstroQueue
  • BarStool App
  • Beat the Streets
  • Beyond Innovation
  • ERISTA
  • Filmagination
  • HH Raw
  • IC Impact
  • Let Us Dorm
  • Seminole Source
  • SoFitU
  • Solibre Solar
  • Wavelet

InNOLEvation Challenge Stage 2 Updates

Welcome back for the Spring 2014 semester and the final stages of this year’s InNOLEvation Challenge.

Our fourth Business Plan Development Workshop will be held on January 15 at 6 p.m. in the Starry Conference Room – RBB 214. The topic will be “Pitching to Investors.”

Your team’s Marketing Plan and 2 minute Video Pitch are due on January 31 at noon. Your Marketing Plan will be submitted online via iStart.

Teams will need their own YouTube account. Upload the 2-minute business pitch video and provide the URL to Ron Frazier via email rlfrazier@cob.fsu.edu no later than January 31, 2014. YouTube’s video editor or any other video editor may be used:
•    Supported YouTube file formats
•    How to upload videos
•    Editing video with YouTube Video Editor

The Top 20 Teams will be posted online on February 7, 2014.

InNOLEvation Challenge 2013-2014 Second Round Participants

We greatly appreciate the teams who took the time and effort to submit a Business Abstract in Stage 1 of the 2013-2014 InNOLEvation Challenge. We commend everyone’s ingenuity, creativity and passion. Whether your team was selected to advance or not, we encourage everyone to continue the quest to achieve your dreams. Based upon an evaluation by the judges, the following teams have been selected to advance to Stage 2 – Business Plan Development of the InNOLEvation Challenge.

  • 24/7 Brand Marketing Group
  • 7 Entertainment
  • Always Be Hiking
  • Aqualight Water Bottle, LLC
  • ArrowDynamix
  • AstroQueue
  • Barstool Mobile
  • Beat The Streets Of Tallahassee
  • Beyond Innovation, LLC
  • Business Intern Pro
  • ConvergedStrategy.com
  • Dea One
  • Dream On
  • ERISTA
  • Filmagination
  • Green Africa
  • HH RAW
  • IC Impact
  • K-Social Marketing
  • Let Us Dorm
  • Mami and Papi’s
  • OpenBeauty
  • Pathogen Production
  • RSVP
  • Seminole Source
  • Shower Stretcher
  • Snapp
  • SoFitU
  • Solar Panel USA
  • Solibre Solar
  • Wavelet
  • W.E.N. Wholesome Eating Now

If you are a registered FSU student who submitted a Business Abstract and your business name is not listed above, please contact Ron Frazier at rlfrazier@fsu.edu.

3rd Annual InNOLEvation Challenge Kickoff and Workshop #1

The 3rd Annual InNOLEvation Challenge Kickoff and Workshop #1 will be held on Wednesday, September 18, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Starry Conference Room, #214 on the second floor of the Rovetta Business Building B. We encourage all members of interested teams to attend, as well as individuals who haven’t yet joined or started a team. You do not have to register to be a contestant before attending this workshop.

Rovetta Business Building B is found at 821 Academic Way–just southwest of the intersection of West Tennessee Street and Dewey Street.

Download PowerPoint: InNOLEvation Challenge Kickoff 2013-2014.ppt

 

Shark Tank Finale 2014

Awards

1 Wavelet

2 ERISTA

3 BarStool App

4 ArrowDynamix

5 AstroQueue

Aqualights

Beyond-Innovation

IC Impact

Solibre Solar

True Nole-Fred Adenuga

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