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Welcome to the IdeaBounce® website for the Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Washington University in St. Louis.  Since 2005, the IdeaBounce® site and events have helped early-stage entrepreneurs connect with each other and with the resources they need to help move their ideas forward.  

Students in the Fall 2015 Hatchery class may post their ideas here and "tag" them for the Hatchery, or post them directly to the site for the class: Hatchery Fall 2015

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    posted by Dante Schank

    The PillO'Clock is a simple design that wakes its users comfortably and quietly in order to allow roommates to continue sleeping. The PillO'Clock is an affordable comfy memory foam pillow with a built in alarm that syncs to the user's smartphone via Bluetooth. The default alarm is a gradual series of tones assisted by constant vibrations that will comfortably wake the user out of sleep. Each alarm can be set, turned off, and even snoozed through our free app that can be downloaded onto the users smartphone. The PillO'Clock is perfect for siblings, dorm-mates, and roommates of all types.

    industry: Information Technology, Industrial Technology, Retail and Consumer Products

    needs: Product Development, Investors, Market Analysis

    posted by Stephen Ugenti

    iSurvive is a trendy new survival app created to help people who are caught in sticky situations in which they are either lost or are in need of help. iSurvive is intended to save 5% of a smartphone's battery so that even if the phone's power dies, the phone can then be rebooted to make an emergency call so that the user can reach out for help which can potentially save their lives. iSurvive can also be used to input the user's location which can later be forwarded to local authorities if the owner of this app has gone missing for a prolonged period of time.

    industry: Industrial Technology

    needs: Product Development, Investors, Legal Advice, Technology

    posted by Jeri Rothe

    In a nutshell, I want to start a home in Alton IL for adults with developmental disabilities that runs a restaurant to fund the home. I would roughly follow the model of The Village of the Blue Rose in Clarksville, Mo. I have many other ideas that would benefit the residents of such a home and the community, but the home and restaurant are the base.

    industry: Social Ventures, Women Entrepreneurs

    needs: Mentors, Advisors, Investors, Market Analysis, Legal Advice, Finance and Accounting

    posted by Shelina Ramnarine

    Re-admissions to hospitals are a growing problem for the healthcare system. High-risk patients are often given treatment that focuses only on symptoms rather than the whole person, resulting in treatment that doesn't meet the needs of the patient. These patients often return to the hospital within 30 days, driving up costs without any improvement in the health. MediMeld identifies high-risk patients to reduce readmission rates, ensuring better patient care and effective utilization of hospital resources. MediMeld treats people, not symptoms.

    industry: Information Technology, Minority Entrepreneurs, Women Entrepreneurs

    needs: Mentors, Advisors, Product Development, Investors, Market Analysis, Legal Advice, Technology

    posted by Kiran Cherukuri

    It's no secret that being at the game is a world's different experience from watching on TV in your home. After all, where's all the fans screaming at refs, the feeling of seeing an amazing dunk before your eyes, and even getting a glimpse of the halftime entertainment? Every smartphone today has great potential to capture moments in sports. Introducing Trophy, the new way to experience sports and live events. Users can upload short recorded snippets of games they are attending as they happen, and contribute to a compilation of videos for a game.

    industry: Social Ventures

    needs: Team Members, Mentors, Product Development, Investors

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