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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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XLR8: Entrepreneurship Alliance
posted by Benjamin Bathke

XLR8 is organized by entrepreneurs who realize finding the right connections and resources is harder than it should be. XLR8 links rural and urban communities at the grassroots level, bringing together startups, growth innovators, investors, mentors, universities, and support organizations through our social matching platform. We XLR8 collaboration and team building across the expanded entrepreneurship ecosystem helping communities instantly access people and services in distant nodes on the network.

industry: Information Technology

needs: Team Members, Advisors, Product Development, Technology

HamStrong is tested by athletes and proven through science. We are revolutionizing the way people rehabilitate hamstring injuries. Historical treatment for muscle injuries has been Rest, Ice, Compression & Elevation (RICE)…this modality has proven to be counter-productive for patients. Empirical data now supports Movement, Compress and Elevation (MCE). HamStrong enables the wearer to recover in days vice months because using the device facilitates full range of motion exercising which promotes natural blood flow and accelerated healing. We have two-dozen test cases with 100% success.

industry: Retail and Consumer Products

needs: Advisors, Research Partners, Product Development, Investors, Finance and Accounting

Refer App
posted by Andrew Glantz

Refer is a mobile application in which users can refer their friends to restaurants and receive points for each friend that makes a purchase based on their referral. Those points can then be redeemed for cash. (Formerly known as Wüz)

industry: Information Technology

needs: Team Members, Mentors, Advisors, Investors, Technology, Finance and Accounting, Operations and Management

posted by Manuel Angel

Cloudustry is a personal software that will enable users to create, track and share information within an organization specific to industrial processes. We will improve efficiency in information, training and communication by developing a user-friendly and creative interface where employees will engage and innovate on current processes and logistics of the company, through a mobile and web application. Cloudustry will convert technical data and information into a collaborative experience as a way to create innovation and synergy within organizations.

industry: Information Technology, Industrial Technology, Professional Services

needs: Product Development, Investors, Technology

posted by Will Stein

Students are eager to find mentors and get involved in academic research. Whether it be a supplement to coursework, an independent study, summer internship or gap year experience, student demand for research opportunities continues to rise. ScholarBridge aims to facilitate connecting students and mentors by merging professor interests with research opportunities in an easily searchable database. ScholarBridge seeks to promote academic research by connecting students and professors who share research interests.

industry: Information Technology, Social Ventures, Professional Services

needs: Mentors, Market Analysis, Legal Advice, Communication Strategy

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