Bradley's Big Idea Contest announces the winning innovative ideas from the competition.

John Nogaj won 1st place and $8,000 for BAGG: A product that prevents extra long items in the back of trucks from sliding out. Nogai is a senior Mechanical Engineering major.

Nik Hess, a senior Entrepreneurship major; Natalie Grande, a senior Marketing (Global Supply Chain Management); and Michael Mounce, a senior Entrepreneurship major won 2nd place and $5,000 for Dyme: An online clothing rental business that allows the user to make money on clothing that is just hanging in their closet.

Franklin Kostecki is a Mechanical Engineering freshman, Max Ephraim is an Industrial Engineering sophomore, Jacob Culver is a Mechanical Engineering sophomore, and Erik Ortiz is a Mechanical Engineering junior. They placed 3rd and won $2,000 for Postal Patrol: A product that eliminates theft of packages delivered to homes/apartments by providing a secure box large enough to hold packages.

Caleb Weisman, a senior Communication (Sports Communication) major, Karina Gabrielova a graduate student studying Business Administration, and Andrea Jara Reyes a junior Entrepreneurship and Marketing student placed 4th and received $1,000 for The Locals: A service that provides local guides for travelers to assure they receive a rich, cultural travel experience.

Justin Giordano is a senior Management and Leadership major who came in 5th place and received $500 for WHIP: An app for college students that acts similar to Uber, but where students can make money and student passengers can know their driver instead of getting into a vehicle with a stranger.  

The Big Idea contest started with 37 ideas. Students developed their idea, then gave an elevator pitch to judges, and created a trade show booth to explain and promote their idea to hundreds of visitors. The finalists were required to write a complete business plan with financial projections for the first three years, and give a 10-minute presentation to the judges.

The Locals team present their Big Idea.

The Locals team present their Big Idea.

Team Pup Date present their Big Idea.

Team Pup Date present their Big Idea.

Dyme presents their idea.

Dyme presents their idea.