The fifth annual Fowler Business Concept Challenge brought together dozens of student entrepreneurs yesterday at the Opus College of Business for a chance at some $48,000 in scholarships at the University of St. Thomas.
The Fowler Business Concept Challenge is named for 1966 St. Thomas graduate Ron Fowler, chairman and CEO of Liquid Investments and owner of the San Diego Padres. Students who participate in the challenge develop and submit a business concept that has the potential to become a viable, high-growth business.
Entries are judged on their originality, clear and compelling value proposition, competitive advantage, market opportunity and feasibility. Last years graduate level winner Aaron Engler recently turned his idea for a mobile restaurant management system into reality.
Below are some of the technology related ideas introduced at the 2013 Fowler Business Concept Challenge: