Recapping the NGSU Past...

Congratulations Fall 2019 Preliminary COMPETITION winners!

CPHHS - ShockMechanics

COB/COE - Brake Boys and Crutch'n It

 

Thank you to the judges, staff and students who contributed to making these prelimimary college level competitions a success! The winners were automatically admitted to the Winter 2020 campus-wide competition Draft Stage event.

Congratulations to the Winter 2019 NGSU FINALISTS:

From over thirty applicant teams to the last team standing, the four finalists went through rounds of business development and pitching over the course of two months to make it to the final stage.

Congratulations to HALO HOLDS for winning first place in campus-wide NGSU 2019! Thank you to all the teams throughout the competition for their hard work and to all the sponsors and partners who made this event possible.

The 2019 NGSU Finalist Placements are:

4. Brake Boys

3. Shore Right

2. PhoneShake

1. Halo Holds

We are very proud all the hard work these student-led teams put in throughout the course of the competition and are excited to see these concepts grow in the future!

The third annual The Next Great Startup competition was made possible by our VC coaches, judges, and mentors, as well as the funding and services provided by our sponsors: Klarquist, Perkins Coie, Stoel Rives, OSU Advantage, OSU Foundation, Ater Wynne, Stover Neyhart Yee & Co., OSU College of Business, Amazon Web Services, Rogue Venture Partners and Christensen Law. Due to their generosity, competitors won over $20,000 in cash and in-kind services combined. Thank you to everyone who makes this competition possible!

 

Congratulations to the 2018 NGSU Winner:

Intea Kombucha - Winners of the 2018 campus-wide NGSU competition

From over twenty applicant teams to the last team standing, the four finalists went through three rounds of business development and pitching over the course of two months to make it to the final stage. The second annual The Next Great Startup competition was made possible by our VC coaches, judges, and mentors, as well as the funding and services provided by our sponsors: Klarquist, Lane Powell, OSU Advantage, OSU Foundation, Ater Wynne, Stover Neyhart Yee & Co., OSU College of Business, Amazon Web Services, Rogue Venture Partners and Christensen Law. Due to their generosity, competitors won over $70,000 in cash and in-kind services combined. Thank you to everyone who made this competition possible. Congratulations to all the teams for their hard work!

The 2018  NGSU Final Results

First Place: INTEA Kombucha

Second Place: ShoeBio.com

Third Place: Wellio

Fourth Place: SFB Technologies

We are very proud all the hard work these student-led teams put in throughout the course of the competition and hope to see these concepts grow in the future!

 

Introducing the College Competition Preliminaries

In Fall 2017, the Next Great Startup introduced preliminary competitions for participating colleges to determine the next great startup or research idea in their field. The Next Great Startup is a campus-wide, multi-round startup competition where student-led teams have the opportunity to gain feedback from leaders in the community, expand their network, and win prizes. This is a unique opportunity to collaborate with colleagues and faculty members on an entrepreneurial or research idea and potentially win funding to help move your idea forward. The winner of each college competition was automatically admitted to The Draft stage of the main Next Great Startup Competition which took place in Winter 2018. 

Congratulations to the winning teams!

CPHHS: Limitless

Honors College: BunkMates

COB/COE: Multi-Cell and Chariot

 

Recapping NGSU 2017...

From twenty-seven applicant teams to the last team standing, the four finalists went through three rounds of business development and pitching over the course of three months to make it to the final stage. The first ever run of The Next Great Startup was made possible by our VC coaches, judges, and mentors, as well as the funding provided by our sponsors: Martin Tobias, Klarquist, OSU Office for Commercialization & Corporate Development, OSU Foundation, Ater Wynne, Stover Neyhart & Co., OSU College of Business, OSU Graduate School, OSU College of Engineering, and Oregon RAIN. Due to their generosity, competitors won over $30,000 in cash and in-kind services combined. Thank you to everyone who made this competition possible. Congratulations to all the teams for their hard work!

 

We are proud to announce the finishing order for The Next Great Startup 2017 Competition:

Fourth place: Sensiplicity Systems 

Third place: Rambuta Remote Sensing

Second place: Assure

First place: Gobtech

 

Video: The Final (3/9/2017)

Photos: NGSU Winter 2017 Photo Album