Students from across Western Michigan University's campus, as well as regional high schools, participated in the eighth annual K.C. O’Shaughnessy Competition and Showcase. One person from each company is allowed to present the pitch for their team's innovative idea.
First Place and People's Choice
- Video of No Mess Power Strip
No Mess Power Strip is a company that offers a tangle-free alternative to traditional power strips by including a spring coiled retraction system in the design. The product eliminates the clutter of excess cords by featuring five containment chambers—three for standard U.S. electrical sockets and two for USB connectors.
- Video of Alpha Portal
Alpha Portal is an application designed to help student organizations across the country manage membership, send mass text messages, collect payments, track events and more.
- Video of Easy Wax
Easywax is a company that takes the cost and hassle out of traditional methods for waxing skis and snowboards. The simple design allows wax to transfer from parchment paper with just a household iron and is a fraction of the price of professional equipment waxing.
- Video of Kiaer Research
Kiaer Research is a firm that conducts applied social research studies to provide new knowledge, tailored solutions, and evaluation for businesses, nonprofits and public entities.