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Idea Pitch Competition 2012!

2012 Idea Pitch results

2012 Idea Pitch results
Place Name Idea Prize
First place Jeff Noel Book Hippee $800
Second place Damion Harden Glow n Walk $300
Third place Jennifer Vanderploeg Art Market $100

Top 15 Finalists Announced!

GRCC is proud to announce the names of the fifteen finalists for the 2012 Idea Pitch Competition that will be held at the Calkins Science Building Auditorium on Monday, October 29, 2012 starting at 6 p.m. 


Name Idea
Nicholas Hutchison                 Cleaning Bag-In-Box 
Jennifer Vanderploeg  ArtMarket
Kory Gill Kory Gill
Albert Gardner Auto Progress Board
Kerri Curtis & Leann Brown  Self Adjusting Bra
Heather McDonough              Grand Rapids Brew Bus
Shayna Medendorp                 Giving a Helping Hand
Austin McKee                         CareView
Hope Cronkright                     Youth for Abstinence
Andrew Hartger                      Flash Thought
Carl Nystrom                          Custom Beer Pong
Jeffrey Noel                            BookHippie
Damion Harden                      Glow n Walk
Ashley S Calvert                     Hollywood Styles for Less
Nicholas T Whyatt                   Employee Review

The Idea Pitch Selection Committee would like to thank all students who submitted their ideas

The fifteen finalists should arrive at 5 p.m. for registration on October 29 at the Calkins Science Building Auditorium. Registration will be from 5 to 5:30 p.m. The Idea Pitch Competition will begin promptly at 6 p.m.

The Idea Pitch Competition is open to the public.

The top 2 contestants from each local college/university will be selected to advance to the Regional Pitch Competition held on November 7, 2012 at Aquinas College.

GRCC would like to thank all the students who submitted their ideas for consideration.

Good luck to all the finalists!

Felix Pereiro
Business Department Head
Chairperson, Idea Pitch Competition
Associate Professor, Entrepreneurship & Innovation