December 5, 2023


Moving Forward

Tiger Tank lets students pitch business ideas to panel of judges in Springfield

ExamineYear in review: The most-read through Springfield Information-Sunlight tales of 2022

The judges this yr integrated: Melanie Barrett, Wittenberg class of 2021 and earlier Tiger Tank winner, who is the CEO of Bailey’s Capes Kristen Bailey, Wittenberg course of 2002, who is the CEO of Sweets and Meats BBQ and a latest board member of America’s Compact Company Development Middle and Rob Alexander, government director of the Modest Company Enhancement Center in Springfield.

“It can be quite scary to share your business idea with anyone for the initial time, especially in a space with dozens of people viewing you. But the students confirmed up quite properly ready, presented with self esteem, and answered concerns like a pro. I was impressed,” Alexander claimed.

“Successful business people have a distinct relationship with dread and failure than most other individuals mainly because they really do not cave into their fears, and they don’t dwell on their failures. No matter whether they knew it or not, the pupils who faced their fears on the Tiger Tank phase had been actively rewiring their brain to offer with concern and failure like a legitimate-blue entrepreneur.”

The learners and initiatives:

Amya Brown, a conversation and digital media big pursing a small in entrepreneurship, pitched her “Tru Story” plan, which makes it possible for grieving people today to enter thoughts into a prompted journal. Her prize was to work with the Urbana, Ohio-based, world wide brand name enterprise, Bolder & Co. Resourceful Studios, Inc., to support her create a emblem and a social media existence.

Hunter Blair, a finance main pursing a insignificant in entrepreneurship, pitched his “extension cord/surge pro” idea that incorporates a prototype for a customizable wire that can be matched to paint colours, lengths, widths, and so on. He was awarded 5 company coaching periods with Blake Shaffer, proprietor of LWS Tax and Accounting Companies.

ExploreClark State’s new simulator to aid practice truck pupils, law enforcement and hearth cadets

Nick Downs, a athletics administration significant pursuing a slight in entrepreneurship, pitched his thought of “Cleat Pro” with a prototype that matches on to a cleat to protect against mud construct up though playing athletics. He was awarded five organization coaching session with Kyle Barger, Wittenberg course of 2007 and an entrepreneur.

Hannah Weymouth, who is pursuing majors in conversation and electronic media and entrepreneurship and a insignificant in educational scientific tests, pitched her food items truck concept of “Juicy Jim’s.” She was awarded absolutely free brand design and truck wrap by way of Greatest Graphics, a Columbus-based mostly enterprise specializing in automobile wrap style and design.

Kailey Cordova, an entrepreneurship and interaction double key, pitched her “Drink Up Blue Apron” for exotic craft cocktails. She was awarded 5 company coaching periods.

Cassidy Webber, a psychology significant, pitched her concept “Analyze Jewelry” to start out a youngster psychology company and include mood jewellery and info analytics into an app that can keep track of temper swings to support determine factors that have transpired in a given time interval. Her prize was free of charge internet site and application style by Significant Fish Local, a Springfield enterprise that specializes in web application and internet design and style.

James Fuller, a advertising important pursuing a minor in communication, pitched his “Van of Photos” thoughts to bring his studio to his purchasers. He was awarded a a person-calendar year compensated membership to the Springfield Region Chamber of Commerce to aid develop and emphasis on commerce, uncover an array of people today by way of the chamber who can assist with gear needs, and create cost designs, and many others.

Jaida Malone, a sporting activities administration important, pitched “Soul Sneakers” with a prototype for personalized insoles. She was awarded one particular calendar year of lawful counsel to assistance even further her thought through Nathan Painter of Painter & Associates, Lawyers at Legislation.