Fowler Business Concept Challenge Semifinalist Teams Chosen

The Third Annual Fowler Business Concept Challenge semifinals will be held Friday, Oct. 21. Out of 85 submissions, 32 teams (16 undergraduate division and 16 graduate division) were chosen as semifinalists. The teams were named at the Fowler Announcement Party on Oct. 11. (See the list of semifinalist teams from each division below.)

At the semifinals they will present to a panel of judges (esteemed entrepreneurs from the Twin Cities and beyond), and four teams from each division will be chosen as finalists.

The finalists will present again in the afternoon, and the top three finishers from each division will walk away with scholarship money:

  • $10,000 scholarship for first-place in each division
  • $5,000 scholarship for runner-up in each division
  • $2,500 scholarship for second runner-up in each division


Undergraduate Division

  • True Green Fuels: Timothy Frost
  • iW Drums: Joseph Nesbitt
  • Campus Smart Phone App: Tucker Johnson
  • Breathe EZ: Matt Scott
  • GreetSuite: Ian McIntosh, Wes Hoefer
  • Wok ’n Wok Out: Jason Eck, Pete Hubsmith, Brady Bolin
  • Travelers Escape: Cheston Voss, John Park
  • Solar for Schools: Zack Tamble
  • Chicly: Jenna Bren
  • Cognific: Solome Tibebu
  • Midwest Tomato Fest: Kamal Mohamed
  • Pooshkins: Ann Motl, Jane Chovanec
  • Political Harmony: Kyle Welliver, Michael Tracy
  • Dear You: BreAnna Fisher
  • Transitions Ethiopia: Developing Youth TEDY: Daniel Rafter, Caleb Anderson
  • Uptown Equine Accounting Solution: Jaime Speicher, Karin Norby

Graduate Division

  • The Source: Nathan Boyer
  • Seema Inventory Management Solutions: Steven Bruhn, Nick Holmay, Jayson Seema
  • Safe High Jump Mat Stand: Trevor Knight
  • Variable-Camber Wheel: Nick Wagner, John Beitelspacher, Jesse Sumstad
  • One Colin Kreitzer, Keith Reierson
  • ClotheMe: Jeremiah Messerer
  • Kitchen Therapeutics: Trent Miller
  • Easy Knee Stair Stretcher: Carl Hensley
  • Dwight Anderson
  • Dan Poplau
  • Head Injury and Trauma Monitoring System: Matt Behrns, Zach Crnecki
  • UVC for Thee: Ryan Strozyk, Sheena Burt, Carmen Ventrucci
  • Whisper App: Kristian Olson
  • Virtuel Heart: Matt Sweeney
  • All in One Garden Tool Set: Braydon Andrews
  • The Pre-Natal Smoothie Company: Anna Larson, Ali Shuman

For more information check the Fowler Business Concept Challenge Facebook page, the Opus College of Business Schulze School of Entrepreneurship website, or email Dr. David Deeds.