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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.  

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    Incentivising Homework
    posted by Josh Gelbard

    We're looking at ways to incentivize students to do their homework. Our goal is to focus on K-12 schools/districts with high drop-out rates. We'll do this by finding strategic partners for rewards.

    industry: Retail and Consumer Products

    needs: Mentors, Advisors, Investors, Legal Advice

    posted by Nick Rafferty

    Technology is constantly changing how farmers plant and grow their crops. Agricultural drones are the newest addition to farmers technological toolkit and will transform the way farmers assess their crops throughout the growing season. The technology already exists with drone manufacturers like DJI and software from DroneDeploy. AgDrone will provide farmers with the data necessary to improve yields and cut costs.

    industry: Professional Services

    needs: Mentors, Advisors, Legal Advice

    posted by Sawyer Kelly

    CreATM is a mobile-application that is linked with a consumerís bank account. The application allows consumers to visit partnering retailers nationwide, and using NFC, transfer cash by scanning their phones at cash registers. Services could include cash withdraws, deposits, transfers (aka Western Union/MoneyGram), and bill payments. If these services were sponsored by their bank, consumers could perform these transactions at no cost. Otherwise, they will be charged a small fee for these services.

    industry: Information Technology, Finance and Investment, Retail and Consumer Products

    needs: Mentors, Advisors, Investors

    Heated Livestock Bucket
    posted by Tianda Harris

    5 gallon water bucket for livestock that is heated to keep the water from freezing

    industry: Industrial Technology, Minority Entrepreneurs, Women Entrepreneurs

    needs: Advisors, Product Development, Investors, Legal Advice

    STL Kitchen Lab
    posted by Sachi Nagase

    STL Kitchen Lab is a food incubation and kitchen co-working space for independent food businesses, dinner events, restaurant pop-ups, and more. We can help food businesses start in licensed kitchens at a fraction of the price. By creating a sustainable community centered around food we hope to bring consciousness to food issues while helping individuals begin their food ventures.

    industry: Social Ventures, Retail and Consumer Products, Professional Services

    needs: Team Members, Mentors, Advisors, Research Partners, Investors, Legal Advice, Communication Strategy, Finance and Accounting

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