Paul J. Holloway Innovation-to-Market Prize

Paul J. Holloway Prize

Celebrating Entrepreneurship
1988-2014

Championship Competition and Reception
PAUL College
May 7, 2014

View 2014 Championship Program

Congratulations to the Winners!

1st Place
Dia-BEAT-it

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TiltOne system, GSV aims to provide all commercial facilities with alternative solutions that eliminate the need for outdated power sources.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

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
EquiOxer

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 Championship Round is the final stage of the Holloway Prize Innovation-to-Market Competition. Finalists have advanced through three rounds to secure their place. Six teams vie for cash and other prizes valued at more than $75,000. Teams have ten minutes to present their product or service and plan to get it to market, followed by 15 minutes of Q&A with the judges.
Championship Round Requirements

Championship Round Judging Score Sheet

View the 2013 Championship Presentations


The Paul J. Holloway Prize Innovation-to-Market Competition honors the student team submitting the best strategies for starting, acquiring, or expanding a business venture. Now in its 26th year, the competition leads to the presentation of cash awards to the winning teams and the runners-up for plans that demonstrate significant opportunities for innovation and growth, capital gain, and the potential for implementation.

Holloway’s wife Anna Grace, son Scott, and daughter Debra established the competition to honor his achievements and contributions to the educational and business communities throughout the region and to stimulate, recognize, and reward the entrepreneurial spirit that is so evident in his own career.


Driving and Parking Information

Complimentary on campus parking is available in Parking Lot C, (UNH "C Lot") within a short distance of Holloway Commons, located next to the Memorial Union Building (MUB).

Directions to Parking Lot C (UNH "C Lot)

Take Route 4 east or west to the Route 155A exit. Turn east toward Durham and continue on to campus by following Route 155A/Main Street past a short stretch of farmland and fields. Follow straight through rotary. Continue straight through traffic light, through campus and into the center of Durham. Bare right onto Mill Road, Durham Marketplace will be on your left after you turn. Take your first right into Lot C.

Directions to Paul College from Durham Parking Lot C

Once you park go to the far side of the parking lot and take a right onto Quad Way, (the Memorial Union Building will be in front of you).  At the intersection of Quad Way and Main Street, cross the street and take a left heading up Main Street.  Take your first right onto Garrison Avenue and enter the Paul College through the main entrance facing Main Street. Additional visitor parking is available through UNH Transportation Services

For maps and detailed information, please visit:
www.unh.edu/map