Holloway Competition

2014 Holloway Prize Innovation-to-Market Competition

Charles & Miriam Nelson Poster Competition
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
12:00 - 2:00 PM

Bud Albin Challenge
Friday, April 24, 2015
Presentations 1:00 - 4:30 PM

Holloway Prize Championship Round
Wednesday, May 5, 2015
1:00 PM

View 2014 Championship Program

Congratulations to the Winners!

1st Place

Dia-BEAT-it is a game-based app designed to help adolescents who have Type 1 diabetes manage their disease and avoid psychological complications commonly associated with this condition. Targeted at girls and boys ages 12-18 with diabetes, the app combines gaming and social media to create an innovative management tool.  Players input diabetes tasks to advance to future levels and can compete against other users as well as message them through a chat function. Dia-BEAT-it has the ability to change the lives of the 450,000 adolescents in the U.S. living with this disease by making them healthier, happier, and more motivated to beat diabetes.

Emily Stone, PAUL
Faculty Adviser:  Andrew Earle, Ph.D.

2nd Place
Granite State Ventures: TiltOne

Granite State Ventures (GSV) is dedicated to providing sustainable solutions to the world and its citizens. Through maximizing power generation and collection efficiency using the TiltOne system, GSV aims to provide all commercial facilities with alternative solutions that eliminate the need for outdated power sources. TiltOne has incorporated a number of existing technologies that address present issues with current power point tracking solar panels for commercial facilities. Specifically, GSV has improved upon existing panel design by recovering lost energy from extreme surface temperatures, and reduced the energy required to power the system, resulting in a higher net power generation.

Daniel Crowley, PAUL
Bridget Fay, PAUL
Jeffrey Moore, CEPS
Andrew Nelligan, CEPS
Faculty Adviser:
  Jeffrey Sohl, Ph.D.

3rd Place

SkiSmart is a personalized mountain guide that offers skiers and riders the information they need to navigate the mountain like a local legend. The mountain’s conditions are constantly updated and projected to the user to keep them aware of snow conditions as well as skier traffic and congestion levels. These factors sync the rider’s desired experience to recommend the most opportune and safe routes on the mountain. This keeps them ahead of the crowds and helps them find the best snow on the mountain. SkiSmart works for you, making any mountain your mountain.

Bence Cserna, GRAD, CEPS
Kristopher Hopkins, CEPS
Cole Jaillet, PAUL
Curtis Lush, CEPS
Faculty Adviser:  Andrew Earle, Ph.D.

Runner UP
Chakula Tanzania
(Swahili for Tanzanian Food)

Chakula Tanzania (Swahili for Tanzanian Food) is a market-based alternative to traditional aid relief in Africa. Our mission is to provide affordable, non-perishable food to low-income people living in East Africa, to link fishermen and farmers to more lucrative markets, and to maintain healthy, sustainable profits for the company.  We intend to connect geographically isolated fishermen and farmers to high population density areas by purchasing dried fish and dried grains in volumes large enough to achieve economies of scale, covering processing, packaging and shipping costs that are prohibitively expensive to artisanal fishermen and subsistence farmers.

Jacob Iselin, MBA, PAUL
Faculty Adviser: 
Robert A. Gough Jr., Ph.D.

Runner Up

The mission of EquiOxer is saving equestrians time, money, and labor on their jumps.  An “oxer” is a type of horse jump made up of 2 poles and 4 uprights, called “standards.” Standards each have a jump “cup” attached.  The ends of the poles are placed in the cups.   Placing the poles parallel to each other creates an oxer, a wider style jump. EquiOxer is a telescopic jump extension that eliminates the need for the second set of standards.  Made of aluminum; it’s lightweight and requires no maintenance.   Customers will love the innovation, ease of use, and low cost benefits.

Andrea Manley, MBA, PAUL
Faculty Adviser:
  Robert A. Gough Jr., Ph.D.

Runner Up
SheetWriter, Inc.

SheetWriter LLC will produce, sell, and support Smartphone and Tablet applications. The purpose of these will be primarily to translate live sound into Sheet Music; secondarily these products will have the ability to mathematically define works of music. The intended products will be targeted to a broad market of all music enthusiasts, with a focus on professional musicians with regards to the mathematical derivations. SheetWriter LLC endeavors to increase access to Sheet Music generating technologies, and to raise awareness of the implications of music math within the world of copyrighting of musical works.

Tyler Allen, MBA, PAUL
Faculty Adviser:
  Robert A. Gough Jr., Ph.D.

The Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics Holloway Prize Innovation-to-Market Competition is designed to stimulate entrepreneurship throughout New Hampshire. Open to all graduate and undergraduate students at the University System of New Hampshire - including UNH-Durham, UNH-Manchester, UNH School of Law, Keene State College, and Plymouth State University - who have a plan for bringing an innovative product or service to market, the competition helps students gain first-hand experience in commercializing new products and services, and provides access to faculty advisors and industry experts.

Established to honor New Hampshire entrepreneur Paul J. Holloway's achievements and contributions to the University and to the regional economy, the competition stimulates, recognizes, and rewards the entrepreneurial spirit manifested in Mr. Holloway's career. Now in its 26th year, the competition has become an integral part of the student experience at UNH. The rigor of the competition maximizes educational value, prepares students for the realities of the business world, and helps to generate new business opportunities.

View the 2013 Championship Round Presentations

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For more information contact:

Cynthia Nizzari-McClain
Competition Manager

Professor Michael Merenda
Competition Chair