NMSW University Showdown Celebrates Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Northern Michigan
Traverse City, MI Traverse City, MI - May 9th, 2023
NMSW University Showdown, hosted by TCNewTech, concluded with resounding success, highlighting the remarkable talent and innovation within Northern Michigan's thriving startup community. The event, held at City Opera House on May 9th, showcased an impressive array of student-led startups competing for recognition, support, and prizes.
The highly anticipated competition reached its climax as Michigan Technological University's The Fitting Room by Sizeologic emerged victorious, capturing both the prestigious 1st place prize and the Audience Choice award. The Fitting Room impressed the judges and audience alike with their revolutionary virtual fitting room solution that transforms the online shopping experience. By addressing critical challenges faced by consumers and reducing environmental impact, The Fitting Room demonstrated their commitment to redefining the future of e-commerce.
"We are thrilled to recognize The Fitting Room by Sizeologic for their exceptional innovation and outstanding presentation during the NMSW University Showdown," said Christopher Nesbit, TCNewTech Event Director, "Their solution exemplifies the entrepreneurial spirit and ingenuity that we strive to cultivate within our startup ecosystem."
The success of the NMSW University Showdown would not have been possible without the support and contributions of our esteemed audience, generous sponsors, and dedicated volunteers. Their commitment to fostering a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in Northern Michigan is deeply appreciated.
"We would like to express our sincerest gratitude to the audience, sponsors, and volunteers for their invaluable support," added Christopher Nesbit, “Their involvement made this event a resounding success and reinforces our collective commitment to nurturing a vibrant ecosystem where startups can flourish."
The NMSW University Showdown was a testament to the hard work, dedication, and entrepreneurial spirit exhibited by all participating teams. Each team demonstrated their passion for innovation and showcased their cutting-edge solutions, reflecting the immense potential and talent within Northern Michigan's startup community.
The NMSW University Showdown, hosted by TCNewTech, serves as a platform to celebrate and elevate the region's startup ecosystem, providing invaluable support, resources, and recognition to student-led startups. By fostering collaboration and inspiring entrepreneurial endeavors, NMSW University Showdown continues to strengthen Northern Michigan's position as a hub for innovation and economic growth.
Central Michigan University – MapScratched
Carolina Hernandez Ruiz, James Hernandez Ruiz, and Jesus Enrique Esquival
MapScratched is a social platform that provides travel enthusiasts with the opportunity to share their experiences and connect with other like-minded globetrotters. The platform offers features such as a digital scratch map, a travel blog, and photo storage, allowing users to easily track their past and future adventures. With the aim of becoming the go-to platform for travel experiences, MapScratched seeks to solve common traveler problems such as unreliable online information, difficulty connecting with people from different cultures, and poorly organized photos.
Central Michigan University – Rasegan Outdoor Company LLC
Rasegan Outdoor Company LLC aims to provide innovative products to help hunters perfect their craft while keeping game cooler than ever before. The first product the company offers is the Meat Blanket, which assists in keeping deer cold from the hunt to the processor. The company plans to begin as an e-commerce website that will also wholesale to deer processors. The company’s mission is to provide loyalty to hunters worldwide, with a passion for hunting shared by its founder, Robert Rasegan.
Michigan State University – UniservicesAdam Green and Hemkesh Agrawal
Uniservices is a platform designed to help university students earn money while helping their local communities complete daily tasks. This all-student team from Michigan State University created the platform to empower students to work on their own time while keeping more of the money they make. Uniservices aims to create a more sustainable and efficient local community where students can earn money through completing tasks such as grocery shopping or dog-walking.
Michigan Technological University – The Fitting Room by SizeologicJordan Craven
The Fitting Room is a virtual 3D application designed to help online shoppers try on clothes before making a purchase. The platform provides an immersive experience where shoppers can see how clothes fit and move on their own bodies, eliminating the need for shipping and returns while reducing the environmental impact of online shopping. The Fitting Room is created by Sizeologic, a team from Michigan Technological University.
TCNewTech extends its thanks to all of our generous sponsors, for keeping our events free to attend and present! Show them some love: Gold Sponsor, 20Fathomsand Silver Sponsors, Dual Boot, Susan Soffredine Rauser with State Farm Insurance, Michigan's Creative Coast, AccessPoint, Krios Consulting, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, and Profit Clean. The Meg Zammit Group for sponsoring our time on WTCM Talk 580