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2022 Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge

Meet the 2022 Award Recipients

Manufactured Goods Track Award Recipients

  • The Bee Team

    Isabelle Boicourt, Ben Thomsen + Kade Nyman

    The Bee Team is a company driven to not only improve the trade of beekeeping but also to educate and advocate towards the keeping of bees. They are focused on providing tools that benefit the beekeeper but also ensure the safety of the hive. Their product, The Keeper, allows for continuous use throughout the inspection of multiple hives and permits control of the temperature and amount of smoke produced.

    The Bee Team is a company driven to not only improve the trade of beekeeping but also to educate and advocate towards the keeping of bees. They are focused on providing tools that benefit the beekeeper but also ensure the safety of the hive. Their product, The Keeper, allows for continuous use throughout the inspection of multiple hives and permits control of the temperature and amount of smoke produced.

  • GOAT Backpack

    Channing Mitson

    GOAT Backpack gives parents of Idaho students a way to purchase unique backpacks that contain all of their class-specific school supplies and have them shipped to their door for less than the cost of Walmart or Amazon. GOAT Backpack is an affordable and convenient solution that utilizes economies of scale to make it easier for kids to climb the mountain of education.

    GOAT Backpack gives parents of Idaho students a way to purchase unique backpacks that contain all of their class-specific school supplies and have them shipped to their door for less than the cost of Walmart or Amazon. GOAT Backpack is an affordable and convenient solution that utilizes economies of scale to make it easier for kids to climb the mountain of education.

  • Cops and K9s

    Hannah Rasmussen + Sofia Milovanovic

    Cops & K-9s helps improve police K-9 training for departments of all sizes and budgets. Their goal is to work with K-9 handlers to specifically address and correct problems they are having with their current training.

    Cops & K-9s helps improve police K-9 training for departments of all sizes and budgets. Their goal is to work with K-9 handlers to specifically address and correct problems they are having with their current training.

Services Track Award Recipients

  • Lower Gear Cycles

    Ethyn Williams, Luke George + Emily House

    Lower Gear Cycles is an affordable and convenient mobile alternative to traditional walk-in bicycle repair shops. They provide a full line of cycle repair services, visiting customers wherever and whenever they need them.

    Lower Gear Cycles is an affordable and convenient mobile alternative to traditional walk-in bicycle repair shops. They provide a full line of cycle repair services, visiting customers wherever and whenever they need them.

  • Maggie

    Jenny Anderson

    Maggie connects women in low-wage jobs to high-paying roles in tech sales – like Girls Who Code but for women in tech sales. Inspired by her own journey from homelessness to six figures, founder Jenny Anderson, leverages her experience hiring, inspiring, and developing early-career sellers to help women go from poverty to prosperity through job training and placement, ongoing mentorship & community, and financial education.

    Maggie connects women in low-wage jobs to high-paying roles in tech sales – like Girls Who Code but for women in tech sales. Inspired by her own journey from homelessness to six figures, founder Jenny Anderson, leverages her experience hiring, inspiring, and developing early-career sellers to help women go from poverty to prosperity through job training and placement, ongoing mentorship & community, and financial education.

  • Orbis

    Isaiah Grover

    Orbis is a MarTech company that provides unique exposure through exclusive marketing tech that creates a brand awareness platform for all types of businesses. Orbis leverages Gig-economy workers to create “On-ground” marketing beacons that generate daily exposure and impressions.

    Orbis is a MarTech company that provides unique exposure through exclusive marketing tech that creates a brand awareness platform for all types of businesses. Orbis leverages Gig-economy workers to create “On-ground” marketing beacons that generate daily exposure and impressions.

Software Track Award Recipients

  • ChatterQuant

    Christian Perry

    ChatterQuant offers real-time discussion and sentiment monitoring on over 28,000 stocks, ETFs, and over 10,000 cryptocurrencies. Using proprietary artificial intelligence algorithms and techniques ChatterQuant is able to make unique data interpretations and provide actionable insights to funds, banks, and traders.

    ChatterQuant offers real-time discussion and sentiment monitoring on over 28,000 stocks, ETFs, and over 10,000 cryptocurrencies. Using proprietary artificial intelligence algorithms and techniques ChatterQuant is able to make unique data interpretations and provide actionable insights to funds, banks, and traders.

  • Medimon

    George Forsmann

    Recruiting and training the next class of physicians is critical for most rural areas so Medimon has brought unique creatures to life by gamifying cells, organs, bacteria, and viruses and bringing them into a fun med science game. Appropriate for middle schoolers to med students, Medimon is Taming the Monsters of Medical Education!

    1st Runner-Up

    Recruiting and training the next class of physicians is critical for most rural areas so Medimon has brought unique creatures to life by gamifying cells, organs, bacteria, and viruses and bringing them into a fun med science game. Appropriate for middle schoolers to med students, Medimon is Taming the Monsters of Medical Education!

  • TAC Security

    Alex Mitchell, Cameron White + Tatum Jones

    TAC Security is a platform that blends physical security with cybersecurity tools into a real time threat management system. Affordable prices and vast compatibility make us the perfect fit for any organization!

    TAC Security is a platform that blends physical security with cybersecurity tools into a real time threat management system. Affordable prices and vast compatibility make us the perfect fit for any organization!

Technology Products Track Award Recipients

  • Dharma Dr.

    Brad Mosell

    Dharma Dr. is the outfitter for the journey within. Their Tabs are the worlds most elegant and accessible bilateral stimulation device; clinically proven to reduce symptoms of anxiety in under 30 seconds.

    Dharma Dr. is the outfitter for the journey within. Their Tabs are the worlds most elegant and accessible bilateral stimulation device; clinically proven to reduce symptoms of anxiety in under 30 seconds.

  • Savi Shower

    Jayden Richards + Kade Terry

    Savi is an environmentally-friendly shower for RV, camper, and vanlife outdoor adventurers. One gallon of water is filtered, recirculated, and kept at a constant temperature to give a clean, safe, and hot shower to everyone on the trip.

    1st Runner-Up

    Savi is an environmentally-friendly shower for RV, camper, and vanlife outdoor adventurers. One gallon of water is filtered, recirculated, and kept at a constant temperature to give a clean, safe, and hot shower to everyone on the trip.

  • SafeFlate

    Jacob Stubbers, Jaeda Shnuerle, Katelyn Kinson + Mitch Beitia

    SafeFlate offers a sleek water safety shirt for infants and children. Through the use of selected sensors, SafeFlate detects when children show distress in the water and automatically inflates hidden inflatables that will bring them to the surface while notifying the parent via an app.

    2nd Runner-Up

    SafeFlate offers a sleek water safety shirt for infants and children. Through the use of selected sensors, SafeFlate detects when children show distress in the water and automatically inflates hidden inflatables that will bring them to the surface while notifying the parent via an app.

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