CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS!! Rewarded $25,000 to fund their impact ideas to change the world.
Highlights from Aug. 15th presentations, judging, and awards.
Press Release capturing the event from the Journal Sentinel Online.
Click here for photos of the Aug. 15th event.
1st place: Jail Education Solutions is developing video production and a lead generation system for those in jail to give them the best opportunity to make a successful transition back to the community and therefore reduce recidivism. It was formed by Brian Hill, a law and MBA student at Northwestern University. First place and audience "boost" winner received $15,000 total.
2nd place: Project SAM is developing an inventory tracking system for rural health clinics based on text messaging. It was started by Victor Kung, Daniel Yu, and Team, graduate students at the University of Chicago, and received $7,000.
3rd place: Million Dollar Scholar is an online platform that offers services to help high school and college students succeed in the scholarship application process. It was founded by Derrius Quarles, a Morehouse College graduate. The company received $3,000.
Our judges evaluated projects using five primary criteria:
We look forward to seeing more innovative ideas next year!