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Welcome to the IdeaBounce® website for the Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Washington University in St. Louis.  Since 2005, the IdeaBounce® site and events have helped early-stage entrepreneurs connect with each other and with the resources they need to help move their ideas forward.  In addition to this site for all ideas, we also host sites specific to the 2014 Olin Cup and the 2015 YouthBridge Social Enterprise and Innovation CompetitionPlease note the welcome kit has not yet been updated for the 2015 YouthBridge Social Enterprise and Innovation competition, but you may click the links above to view the welcome kits from last year. 

We also make the IdeaBounce® website available to universities and community partners who wish to administer their own sites and host their own events.  Visit the following sites to see how others are using the IdeaBounce® concept and contact us at if you'd like your own! 

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posted by Kuan Huang

CloneShare is an online platform that allows biological researchers to exchange their strains, from human cell lines to bacteria cells. Researchers often spend months to years building a strain with a certain genotype to enable their studies. However, the exact strains they need may have already been constructed by another lab. With CloneShare, researchers can actively show-case their own strains, as well as browse and find strains they need. The web site may host ads or charge a member fee. We believe CloneShare would largely facilitate collaborations in life science research.

industry: Plant and Life Science, Information Technology, Social Ventures

needs: Team Members, Advisors, Product Development, Market Analysis

posted by Gus Jenkins

Aww man, I don't feel like tying my shoes. Well with WalkNs you don't have to anymore. WalkNs are a stylish foot apparel that activates a secure strap when you step in them. WalkNs are the next big thing walking.

industry: Retail and Consumer Products, Minority Entrepreneurs, Design Entrepreneurship

needs: Mentors, Product Development, Investors, Technology, Operations and Management

Q: The Social Jukebox
posted by Carlos Gallardo

Q is a free mobile app that will allow users in an enclosed venue (bar, restaurant, gym, etc.) to select their favorite songs and create a social atmosphere with the help of other app users in the vicinity. The app will keep a cue of 10 songs suggested by users that can be voted on and the song with the most votes will be played next. The ability for Q users to control the on-going playlist at venues will create the social jukebox our team is diligently working to bring forth in this new era of social and music integration.

industry: Information Technology, Social Ventures, Design Entrepreneurship

needs: Product Development, Investors, Market Analysis, Legal Advice, Technology

posted by John Faciolince

College students never look forward to having doing laundry. They dread the idea of having to separate lights from darks and do not want to have to hang around for 3 hours while their clothes is being cleaned and dried. Through this new app students will be able to connect with other students on their campus that are looking to make some extra money. Students can log into their accounts from their phones and inout how much clothes they want to be washed and at what time. After they input the services they wish to be completed, they are matched based on availability with student cleaners.

industry: Minority Entrepreneurs, Design Entrepreneurship

needs: Team Members, Mentors, Product Development, Investors, Legal Advice, Technology
posted by Angela Williams

talkingstix is a technology platform designed to facilitate and develop relationships across and about cultural differences. We consider ourselves the "" for social justice.

industry: Information Technology, Social Ventures, Minority Entrepreneurs

needs: Mentors, Advisors, Research Partners, Investors, Market Analysis, Legal Advice, Technology, Communication Strategy

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