Meet the 2022 Big Ideas Challenge Finalists and Mentors
We are excited to introduce you to our Big Ideas Challenge finalists and their mentors. Teams are working hard on their business plans to prepare for the April 14 event. Thank you to the Small Business Development Center for connecting us to all of our mentors this year.
Major: Twin Cities -Integrated Engineering
Description: ELEVATUS is a startup manufacturer of height adjustable kitchen island frames. These Frames are modular and support all common appliances, sinks and base cabinets.
Mentor: Paul Vesey
Major: Business Management
Description: Dialekt is an app intended to help speech language pathologists identify dialects in their clients, so as not to misdiagnose any children with speech disorders and subsequently place them in special education when they do not need to be there.
Mentor: Matt Lessard
Major: Computer Engineering
Description: USIL is a mobile app that connects with a smart glove for disabled people who are hearing-talking impaired.
Mentor: Wes Otto
Description: X-lease is housing platform, where students can rent, sublease and find roommates.
Mentor: Kevin Sanger
Sumit Mahajan & Company
Major: Mathematics Grad Student
Partner: Qamrunnisa Fnu, MBA Grad Student
Product: Dr. Queen Bee LLC
Description: Dr. Queen Bee LLC sells raw honey and herb and spiced honey.
Mentor: Hannah Bretz