A group of six college students from FSU’s Panama Metropolis campus took house the $10,000 Mark Okay. Scott Infinity Funds first-place prize on the 2021 InNOLEvation Problem March 5.
Chaos Audio earned the highest honor for his or her wi-fi, all-in-one, multi-software, guitar pedal which they’ve named the Stratus.
“Chaos Audio has carried out an awesome job making a group with various ability units,” stated Wendy Plant, director of the InNOLEvation Middle for Scholar Engagement on the Jim Moran Faculty of Entrepreneurship. “Every one in all them has a definite position to play within the enterprise, they usually have all discovered to remain centered on what’s greatest for the corporate. It’s uncommon to see a big group of undergraduate college students who work so properly collectively.”
Profitable team members are Landon McCoy, a junior electrical engineering main from Panama Metropolis Seaside, mechanical engineering majors Robert Copsey and Cameron Jones, electrical engineering majors Armis Sunday and Tiffany Carter, and current laptop engineering graduate Sam Lamb.
McCoy stated he and his teammates have been extremely excited and that a whole lot of laborious work had gone into getting ready for the competitors.
“The competitors itself was very enjoyable and thrilling,” he stated. “We practiced a ton. The entire earlier week was nothing however working towards our presentation. We even had a follow panel of judges.”
McCoy praised his InNOLEvation rivals and stated Chaos Audio plans to make use of the prize cash to cowl prices associated to licensing and manufacturing and tooling prices.
“It helps us keep on observe with our estimates. We’re tremendous enthusiastic about it,” he stated of the win.
Eight finalists pitched earlier than a panel of judges Friday, March 5, and Chaos Audio took the highest honor.
Chaos Audio’s Stratus is an clever, all-in-one stomp field and multi-tool for guitarists. The audio results market has a niche in buyer demand between versatility and affordability. Amateurs and lovers are confronted with the issue of selecting between economic system merchandise with restricted performance, or high-end merchandise with giant value tags. Stratus is economically positioned in opposition to various merchandise whereas offering a collection of versatile instruments and a modular results platform that they lack.
The annual InNOLEvation Problem offers college students from all majors and all grade ranges with the chance to realize invaluable perception and expertise in innovation and entrepreneurship.
This enterprise mannequin competitors focuses on figuring out issues and potential options, constructing efficient groups and exactly defining the assumptions of a brand new enterprise, testing these assumptions within the discipline, after which pivoting primarily based on the teachings discovered. Your entire competitors passed off over two semesters with college students submitting elements of the enterprise mannequin canvas alongside the way in which.
Different prize winners are:
$4,000 Jim Moran Problem Social Enterprise Award – ReSAUCEUL
$4,000 Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award – Manser & Edbrooke Expertise Inc.
$4,000 Most Viable Award – Dunsel’s
$4,000 Most Scalable Award – MediKool
$4,000 Most Modern Award – Zing
$500 Finalists – StayingIn and M.E.N.D.
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