2012 Winners

GRADUATE WINNERS

1st Place – $25,000: MASH Tool USA
Mash Tool brings you all your landscaping and construction needs!

Team Captain: Angela Douglas, MBA, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Elizabeth Lewis, MBA, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Sarah Zalas, MBA, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Brandon Peters, MBA, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Peter Nazarechuck, MBA, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Angela Douglas, MBA, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Faculty Advisor: Andrew Hardin, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

2nd Place – $15,000: Geyser Flow Control
Geyser Flow Control created the patented GFC Device. A low-cost, easy to install water flow restrictor for irrigation systems, it minimizes water loss if a sprinkler head fails and corrects over-pressurization. It is set to save Vegas 2.5B gal water.

Team Captain: Michael Giannini, MIS/MBA, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Seth Ostrowski, MIS, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Paul Kotchka-Smith, MBA, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Erin Johnson, MBA, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Joshua Ellison, MBA, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Faculty Advisor: Andrew Hardin, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

3rd Place – $10,000: Dating Brouhaha Animated Series
Dating Brouhaha Animated Series is an animated cartoon series that is comedic in nature, eccentric in context, energetic in form and explores facets of current American dating life through the eyes of a multi-generational family.

Team Captain: Lora Hendrickson, MBA, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Shanna Elhard, MBA, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Faculty Advisor: David Hames, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

UNDERGRADUATE WINNERS

1st Place – $25,000: Envirohaven
Envirohaven will revolutionize the “green” housing industry by manufacturing self-contained, energy producing, and efficiently designed home packages that can be easily assembled anywhere.

Team Captain: Clint Borchard, Management, University of Nevada, Reno
Vicki Bischoff, Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno
Manpreet Kaur, Accounting, University of Nevada, Reno,
Shaun Cameron, Communication Studies and Information Systems, University of Nevada, Reno
Adair Melendez, Mechanical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
Faculty Advisor: Gary Valiere, University of Nevada, Reno

2nd Place – $15,000: Wire Ideas
To inspire young individuals to discover and learn about electronics and programming in a creative and entertaining way.

Team Captain: Sergio Flores, Electrical Engineering, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Jorge Carrasco, Civil Engineering, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Daniel Silva, Mechanical Engineering, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Miguel Murillo, Electrical Engineering at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Faculty Advisor: Janet Runge, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

3rd Place – $10,000: Deep End
The Deep End will be the deepest indoor swimming pool in the world. The facility will be located in Reno, NV. Its maximum depth will be 35 meters and will have an Olympic Size pool and Competition Diving Platforms which will use geothermal for heating

Team Captain: Justin Morrill, Finance and Economics, University of Nevada, Reno
Jasper Allen Jacobs, Marketing, University of Nevada, Reno
Faculty Advisor: Marie Murgolo-Poore, Truckee Meadows Community College

LT. GOVERNOR’S AWARD WINNER – $10,000

Envirohaven
The design of our products makes the prospect of living independent of public utilities both obtainable and desirable. By integrating our energy conservation building technologies and harvesting renewable energy in adaptive ways, our home design will create access to modern conveniences for those who live in remote areas without power.

Team Captain: Clint Borchard, Management, University of Nevada, Reno
Vicki Bischoff, Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno
Manpreet Kaur, Accounting, University of Nevada, Reno
Shaun Cameron, Communication Studies and Information Systems, University of Nevada, Reno
Adair Melendez, Mechanical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
Faculty Advisor: Gary Valiere, University of Nevada, Reno