2013: 1st Place: Carl Banks Jr., a senior studying graphic design in the College of Arts & Sciences, won the first place prize for Audiotecha, an online music data search engine.
2nd place: Taseen Peterson, a junior in the Stillman School of Business, won the second prize for TapFactory, LLC, an actual business he started with his brother and another associate, that creates and sells apps through the App Store, including StickyNotes, a reminder app that has over 4 million downloads.
2012: 1st Place: Megan Kelly & Ana Martinez, seniors studying public relations and journalism in the College of Arts & Sciences, won the first place award for PR Express, a web-based business that seeks to make public relations and social media services more accessible to small businesses. The third member of the PR Express team is Adriana Gini, a student at Union County College.
2nd place: Margaret Reilly, a senior in the Stillman School of Business who entered the contest solo, won the second place award for Complementary Connections, an innovative marketing agency that fosters partnerships among products to raise brand recognition with consumers.
2011: 1st Place: Luciana Contuzzi, a freshman in the Stillman School of Business who entered the contest solo, won the $3,500 first place award for The See-Stick, an inexpensive device that would allow hospitals to more efficiently evaluate and treat patient wounds.
2nd place: Eric Casperson & Andrew Gilberti, seniors in the Stillman School, won the $1,500 second place award for X-Act Sports, a smart phone application that would allow users to more easily track favorite sports teams.
A third place, $100 “Honorable Mention” award went to the team of Allen Ratz, a senior in the Stillman School, and Caitlin Papa, a senior in the College of Education and Human Services, for A.C.E. Efforts, a proposal to create a hydroponic farm that would employ autistic young adults in partnership with the Alpine Learning Group, a private non-profit school for autistic students in Paramus, N.J.