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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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Simple Car Wash
posted by Taylor Mitcham

Simple Car Wash is a waterless car cleaning service that comes directly to you. A biodegradable waterless product is used to wash and wax a vehicle directly where the customer requests it. This waterless wash product can be used indoors and outdoors and does not require any outside water sources. There is also no run-off which has virtually no effect on the environment. This means that you can have your car washed while you are at work, shopping at the mall, or even golfing.

industry: Minority Entrepreneurs, Women Entrepreneurs

needs: Mentors, Advisors, Investors, Legal Advice, Communication Strategy
posted by Barry Dolgin is a social networking site to enable members to find activity partners(buddies). Two additional platforms enable members to form clubs and post charitable causes.The emphasis is on sharing one's interests with members of the community first, though members may search within miles of their zip code.Tagline: "It all begins in the 'Hood...".

industry: Social Ventures

needs: Advisors, Product Development, Investors, Legal Advice, Finance and Accounting, Operations and Management

RITW provides convenience & safety for drivers of any car owning any smart phone. With RITW, a driver can keep eyes on the road & hands on the wheel... and still use the smart phone in his pocket. RITW is a smart phone controller within a steering wheel cover. Using buttons & sensors on the steering wheel cover, a driver can control features of his smart phone & apps on his smart phone. RITW is the only portable smart phone controller made for the car, & Smack Innovations has a patent & prototype. A demonstration of RITW's first app can be found here:

industry: Retail and Consumer Products, Design Entrepreneurship

needs: Team Members, Mentors, Advisors, Product Development, Investors, Market Analysis, Communication Strategy

Salon RX is a company that specializes in post-surgical medical fittings and accessories. When Appearance Matters!

industry: Retail and Consumer Products, Professional Services, Minority Entrepreneurs, Women Entrepreneurs

needs: Team Members, Mentors, Advisors, Research Partners, Investors, Market Analysis, Technology, Communication Strategy, Finance and Accounting, Operations and Management

Tiny House
posted by Catelyn Zhang

I came from a city which is so crowded with people so that the housing price is super high. I would like to build a home in a really restricted space, like about the volume of a truck. This idea has a lot to do with how to arrange things in reasonable orders and how to use the space as effective as you can. If this come into a product, the Tiny House should actually be able to support long-term living.

industry: Industrial Technology, Minority Entrepreneurs, Design Entrepreneurship

needs: Team Members, Mentors, Advisors, Product Development, Communication Strategy, Finance and Accounting

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