2016 Palouse Challenge Results
After 5 days of intensive training, mentoring, continual business plan refinement, networking, competition, tours of local businesses and on-going pitch-practices, the third annual Be The Entrepreneur Bootcamp™ (BTE Bootcamp™) exceeded expectations for attendance, presenters, mentors, the addition of Launch Pad software, competitive analysis/customer discovery, negotiating, trademarks and social media modules. Like a military bootcamp, the bar was set high, the schedule taxing, and constant variety.
On Day 4, all campers presented their best pitch to evaluators in the Palouse Crucible. Six teams were selected to enter the Palouse Challenge on Day 5.
- TriboTEX (Pavlo Rudenko, Vladimir Borisov, Eileen Eddy, Isaiah Qualls)
TriboTEX is a revolutionary, clean nanotechnology which repairs your engine with only one application of our CarBoss product.
- Diana Reed Collection
Diana Reed exists to help women feel elegant and empowered by creating beautiful apparel that is comfortable and demure.
- Pure Happy Soil (Allen Gillaspie)
Pure Happy Soil uses worms to process compost waste into a premium fertilizer.
- BiMBy Power Company LLC (Margaret Donelick)
BiMBy Power Company LLC has a vision to build on-demand, renewable energy power plants for millions of homes per year using mountains of mine waste rock and other recycled materials.
- Safeguard Equipment LLC (Brandon Bledsoe)
Safeguard Equipment LLC has created a life-saving wristband for utility linemen, along with other professionals who work around electricity that will notify them through a series of alerts prior to getting electrocuted on the job.
- Nomadic Sports (Mark Mooring)
Nomadic Sports is an AirBNB-styled online marketplace for the hunting and fishing service industry, allowing guides, outfitters, clubs, leases, and landowners to list their services for online purchases.
Palouse Challenge Results
Palouse Challenge, the final event of the third annual BTE Bootcamp™ hosted at the Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) Event Center, introduced “Shark Tank – Palouse Style“.
…And The Winners Are…
BiMBy Power Company LLC ($2000)
Nomadic Sports ($1000)
Congratulations to the Palouse Knowledge Corridor, University of Idaho Pittman Center, SEL Events Center, Sponsors, Presenters, Monitors, Sharks, Campers, Community Members, Palouse Entrepreneurs, Local Businesses, and Volunteers!