Every spring the EEC sponsors ideaLabs, an idea competition where students from across the region compete for recognition as the regional champion. ideaLabs encourages all students, from all disciplines, to think about new venture ideas, apply the feasibility study methodology and answer the three key questions:
Is there a market?
Do the financials make sense?
What resources are necessary?
Each EEC member school holds its own campus idea competition to determine who will represent their institution at ideaLabs.
|1||Claire Arnold and Bonnie Payson||Lake Erie College||Vandrefalk LLC|
|2||Phillip Metcalf||Ashland University||Classic CarBodies Ltd.|
|3||Justin Lonis||Hiram College||Advanced Balance Board|
|Phillip Metcalf||Ashland University||Classic CarBodies Ltd.|
|Addison Carbone||Baldwin Wallace University||Smart Park|
|William Littlefield, Nathaniel LeClerc and Brian Sherman||Case Western Reserve University||Moore-Emile Academy|
|Kritika Kripakaran||Cleveland State University||KnotProfit|
|Justin Lonis||Hiram College||Advanced Balance Board|
|Gloria Kaucic, Rebecca Sigler and Lisa Perry||John Carroll University||Protecture|
|Robin Bonatesta and Paul Dilyard||Kent State University||Somato|
|Claire Arnold and Bonnie Payson||Lake Erie College||Vandrefalk LLC|
|Rock Bolton||Lorain County Community College||Nerd NExus|
|Jordan Bailey, Elizabeth Cress, Claire Lucas and Katherine Wallace||University of Akron||Athena’s Fitness|
|Josh Clemence and Wade Clark||University of Mt. Union||Bumble Media|
|Peter Abramo, Ph.D.||Director, Center for Entrepreneurship, College of Wooster|
|Russ Donda||Director, Office of Community Technology Transfer, LCCC Innovation Foundation|
|Melanie Maloney||Investor and Former VP Operations, mental_floss|
|Toby Maloney||Investor and Former VP of Business Development, mental_floss|
|Charles Stack||Founder, FlashStarts.com|