students were selected to showcase their project
during the Regional Economic Development, Inc.
Entrepreneurial Summit earlier this year.
Hilary Davis, both of Fulton, entered REDI’s competition, IdeaBounce, which called for
individuals or teams in mid-Missouri to
propose a venture idea. From the hundreds of other entries, theirs was among 15 that were chosen
for the summit.
Systems in Jefferson City and are pursuing their Master of
(MBA) degrees through WWU’s Graduate College. They
are also both graduates of WWU’s Management Information Systems program.
competition, Ponce and Davis gave a two-minute speech before a panel of four
judges who came from
with their project
idea, Integrated Web Solutions, by
focusing on what they thought would gain the
attention of other people.
hearing the typical MBA projects, so we wanted to do something a little different to
attention,” explained Davis. “We decided on what’s popular right now, what’s
attention, which is obviously
focused on usability testing.”
students didn’t win, they savored the experience.
prize),” Davis said, “but we took it as a compliment that out of
hundreds of applicants we had the opportunity to participate.”
University of Missouri’s
Trulaske College of
Business School of
Accountancy, won top prize. She presented a product concept and prototype for a
specialized women’s shoe that easily
transitions from a half-inch heel to a 3.5-inch heel.
women who wear
fashionable shoes while carrying a more functional pair for walking. A pair of
shoes that could do
both, she decided, would solve the