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Welcome to the IdeaBounce® website for the Skandalaris Center for Entrepreneurial Studies 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.  In addition to this site for all ideas, we also host sites specific to the 2014 Olin Cup and the 2015 YouthBridge Social Enterprise and Innovation CompetitionPlease note the welcome kits have not yet been updated for the 2014-2015 academic year competitions, but you may click the links above to view the welcome kits from last year. 

We also make the IdeaBounce® website available to universities and community partners who wish to administer their own sites and host their own events.  Visit the following sites to see how others are using the IdeaBounce® concept and contact us at if you'd like your own! 

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Connect The Dots Shuttle and Transportation offers parents a safe, community trusted and reliable children's transportation service to and from school and on to other after school activities, such as aftercare, tutoring lessons, sports, and other enriching programs. Our reliable and affordable door-to-door service operates from 6:30am to 9:00pm, Monday through Friday and weekends on request. We specialize in providing transportation to children grades 1st - 12th.

industry: Professional Services, Minority Entrepreneurs

needs: Market Analysis, Technology, Operations and Management

BioTech Call, LLC
posted by Claire Zielinski

My company provides lead management services to biotech start-up companies in St. Louis. Lead management services are ideal for this B2B technical sale, because they maintain a dynamic, two-way dialog with current customers and potential leads.

industry: Plant and Life Science, Industrial Technology, Women Entrepreneurs

needs: Advisors, Market Analysis, Legal Advice, Technology, Finance and Accounting, Operations and Management

Comprehensive Software Platform for Maintaining 21CFR (code of federal regulations) cGMP (current good manufacturing practices) Compliance Across Pharmaceutical Environments. Uniting QA Systems, Time Tracking, Documentation, Training, CAPAs, Real Time Laboratory and Batch Data Entry/Capture, Results, Reports and more. All in a single, seamless platform. Successful implementation of the platform for 21CFR compliance could be applied across many other CFR regulated industries such as aviation, energy and finance to name a few.

industry: Industrial Technology

needs: Communication Strategy

eXiom 630
posted by Rey Castuciano

One in four children in the U.S. will grow up illiterate. For refugees and immigrants, the numbers may be higher.Illiteracy costs about $250 Billion Dollars/yr. Meanwhile, some of the 67 Million Baby Boomers will eventually live in nursing homes and over 50% will get depression. Old age depression costs about $43 Billion/yr. eXiom 630ís vision is to help immigrants & the elderly regain their sense of belonging and use the internet as an enabler. As a non-profit startup, it will use savvy business skills and innovation to tackle this $300 Billion costs, two problems at a time.

industry: Information Technology, Social Ventures, Minority Entrepreneurs

needs: Team Members, Mentors, Advisors, Communication Strategy

Join the fight against Cancer
posted by Huihong Qiao

Cancer treatments often cause low blood cell counts, fatigue, which negatively affect treatment efficacy and decrease life quality. Iduna supports patients in fighting with the side effects. The first product, Proplatelet, helps to promote platelet cell health. Platelet cell is a kind of blood cells, which is important in maintain blood homeostasis. Low platelet counts may lead to life threatening bleeding. Cancer patients have to reduce or delay their treatment if their platelet counts under the normal range. Proplatelet helps to maintain normal platelet counts.

industry: Plant and Life Science

needs: Team Members, Advisors, Investors

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