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Welcome to the IdeaBounce® website for the Skandalaris Center for Entrepreneurial Studies 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 kits have not yet been updated for the 2014-2015 academic year competitions, 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 Tedan Hu

An app helps population with food allergies to avoid allergen resources by scanning the food product.

industry: Information Technology

needs: Team Members, Mentors, Product Development, Technology

Ground Zero
posted by Tom Braford

St Louis seems to have more than its share of bad weather, dilapidated buildings, disaffected people and savvy young people who cannot find good jobs. What if all this were actually a huge hidden resource that we could tap into, simply by thinking, planning and acting integrally? Ground Zero is the proof of concept for Culver Way Ecovillage, disrupting and changing everything, combining community-based housing with cooperatively owned businesses, renewable energy and locally grown food. The result is a grassroots way to bootstrap a whole new economy, culture and environment that works for all.

industry: Social Ventures

needs: Team Members, Research Partners, Investors, Market Analysis, Operations and Management

posted by Christopher Manzo

Today, people carry a smartphone, and a wallet. Why canít we carry just one device to meet all our daily needs? kit-case transforms your smart phone experience, enabling you to carry everything currently in your wallet on the back of your smart phone! Current cases are dumb and are limited functionally. The current case value proposition of 'protection' is not only waning, but hinders you from getting more out of your Accessory obsolescence and incompatibility creates waste, undercutting the long-term value of your purchase. With kit-case, you can simply take it with you!

industry: Retail and Consumer Products, Design Entrepreneurship

needs: Team Members, Mentors, Advisors, Investors, Market Analysis

posted by Aphrah Brokaw

Holokey is a smaller device than its competitors that can plug into your mobile device or tablet, allowing a keyboard to project out. This device will allow users to increase productivity as many businessmen and women, as well as other users, shift toward using phones and tablets for business needs as opposed to laptops. The device is perfect for on the go users who have a difficult time typing on a phone or tablet keyboard. It will include an app that allows users to personalize the keyboard.

industry: Social Ventures, Retail and Consumer Products, Design Entrepreneurship

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

posted by Scott Dunleavy

The CatMobile is a private bus service that is not affiliated with the university and will serve and support the Villanova Student Body. It will run on weeknights and weekends and it will provide safe transportation for students in the greater Philadelphia area. It will be a safe alternative to walking, taking the train, driving while under the influence, and taking a cab. This service will allow Villanova students to go out and venture off campus at night, and not have to worry about how they are going to get back home...

industry: Social Ventures

needs: Team Members, Product Development, Investors, Technology, Finance and Accounting, Operations and Management

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