University of Oregon Business Idea Competition

Website:

www.quackhatch.com

Contact:

Katherine Harmon 

Program Manager 

Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship 

kharmon2@uoregon.edu 

QuackHatch is a cross-campus business idea competition open to University of Oregon undergraduate students of all majors. Pitch your business idea or concept for a chance to win $3,000 in seed funding.

Additionally, teams with the best physical product idea can win $500 from Invent Oregon to develop their product further and represent the university at the statewide Invent Oregon competition in June.

Squishy Time

2019

The Squishy Time team members Jackson Houdek, Jerry Jiang,  Drew Lemke, and Hai Wang connected through a love of mountain biking. So it’s no surprise that these students got together to work on something that would improve the sport. The Squishy Time bike tire insert improves the performance of mountain bike tires while protecting the wheel rims.

Algotek

2018

Algotek took on the problem of single-use plastics with the development of a 100% biodegradable algae-based polymer. The UO team was made up of David Crinnion, sustainability, Tyler Young, economics and business, Tanner Stickling, product design and business and Justin Lebuhn, environmental science. 

Feros Freight Innovation

2018

Feros Freight Innovation developed batteries and electric power train to provide power-assist to diesel semi-trucks, essentially turning them into big hybrids and facilitating the eventual transition to fully electric fleets. The team was made up of UO MBA students Michael Chisolm, Jedidiah Womack and Nha Ha, along with Jordan Ford, a doctorate student studying robotics at Carnegie Mellon University

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