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ImpactNext continues the mission of the entrepreneurial spirit that began in 2001 with the Marquette University’s Business Plan Competition, which has fostered hundreds of business plans, and many entrants have gone on to start successful enterprises. In 2013, the competition was updated to focus on the development and validation of the business model canvas which is now considered to be the fundamental building blocks of venture creation.

2016 ImpactNext Winners

Congratulations to the following teams!

1st place - $5,000
Ryan Daulton
QMusic is a mobile application that brings venue music entertainment to a new level of ease and customization. Venues can now completely source and automate their music to their crowd and customers. The app provides venues with an inexpensive and effective solution for crowd sourcing their music so that listeners hear what they want.

2nd place - $2,500
Chris Adamczyk
Hydroband produces an affordable wearable device that monitors dehydration for the elderly and improves the quality and safety of daily care.

3rd place - $1,000
Kristin Sale
1783 Clothing Co.
1783 Clothing Co. sells patriotic appareal and donates a percentage of their profits to a veteran’s organization.

KEEN Design-Centered Entrepreneurship Award - power banks
Davis Marklin
ItusOne Technologies
ItusOne is a wearable technology company that develops proprietary hardware and software in order to predict and prevent injuries in commercial construction.