We hope you're enjoying our site. You've read one of your seven free stories for the month. Log in for open access.

IMAGE COURTESY THE CAIRNS FOUNDATION

Each year, The Cairns Foundation co-sponsors an Innovation Challenge in which students from local colleges and universities pitch their innovative ideas to a group of potential investors, and compete for cash prizes and ongoing business incubator support.

Finalists from the schools presented their ideas to the panel last month, and Chipper Stempkowski, a student at Stetson University, took first place with a cash prize of $10,000 plus one year of space at the UCF Volusia Business Incubator.

His app YourCEtracker seeks to assist individuals and organizations in preventing professional certifications from lapsing. The app also provides tracking for certification and continuing-education edits and course hosting for training providers.

<p><strong>HOW IT’S USED</strong> — The Herbie Rake is a handy utensil when preparing herbs while cooking.</p><p>PHOTO COURTESY KENDALL BUCK</p>
HOW IT’S USED — The Herbie Rake is a handy utensil when preparing herbs while cooking.
PHOTO COURTESY KENDALL BUCK

Kendall Buck, also a student at Stetson, took second place with her Herbtastic herb rake kitchen tool.

Send us your news — We want your business news. Send news items and photographs via email to info@beacononlinenews.com. Please include a contact telephone number. When sending photos, please send high-resolution, uncropped files, and identify the individuals pictured.

— Compiled by Business Editor Joe Crews

1 COMMENT

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here