2017

Transcend Madison

Innovation Competition

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Transcend Madison, created by Transcend Engineering, is UW’s first-ever student-led innovation competition. With the 3rd annual competition coming up, there will be over $50,000 worth of prizes. This event was made with one goal in mind: to bring students all across UW Madison together to demonstrate their novel ideas and creations. 

 

This is a competition for the doers. We judge heavily on execution: taking the necessary steps to turn your idea from nothing into reality. 

Join us on April 4-5th at the Discovery Building. 

Full schedule breakdowns are located below.

Main Stage Competition (April 4th-5th): Competitors of this track have highly developed ideas that can demonstrate strong growth of their project. This track offers $50,000 worth of prizes that not only consist of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, but prizes such as Best Pitch and Transcend Alumni Award. The first day of competition consists of a 10 minute pitch and a 5 minute Q&A. A select group of teams will be called back to meet with the judging panel and finalize the prize decisions.

 

Complete schedule of Main Stage Competition

Early Stage Competition (April 4th): This is an added track to the original Transcend Madison, Innovation Competition. This new track targets innovative students that want to compete, but haven’t developed their idea to a mature enough stage yet. The Early Stage Competition will have a prize pool of $5,000 and will be judged independently of the main competition. This track will consist of a 10 minute presentation and 5 minute Q&A from each team.

Complete schedule of Early Stage Competition

 

Qualcomm Grand Prize $10,000
Qualcomm Grand Prize $10,000

Linectra, technology patent pending, has designed an advanced 3D printer to print high-quality, high-quantity metal parts to be used in manufacturing.

Second Prize $8,000
Second Prize $8,000

Cairo Beverage’s first beverage line, inspired by Middle-Eastern/Mediterranean tea-based drinks, will is flavorful and refreshing with none of the sugar of traditional soft drinks.

Third Prize $5,000
Third Prize $5,000

Mobile app SwopShop gives users a platform to buy, sell and trade belongings in a Tinder-esque swipe format.

Best Business Model $2,000
Best Business Model $2,000

U-Sit is a business idea for a website and mobile application to pair parents with area babysitters.

Best Prototype, sponsored by Zendesk
Best Prototype, sponsored by Zendesk

Pathogenomica uses genetic sequencing techniques to drastically cut the time to detection of pathogens in drinking water or foodstuff.

Best Pitch, sponsored by QBE $2,000
Best Pitch, sponsored by QBE $2,000

Torridity Instrument Heating Solutions, LLC uses innovative heating solutions to improve musical instrument performance in cold temperatures.

Fan Favorite, sponsored by URP $2,00
Fan Favorite, sponsored by URP $2,00

Let’s Sublease is a web platform specializing in aiding students and young adults who often move for new jobs or internships, find and fill their sublease agreements.

Best Social Entrepreneurship, sponso
Best Social Entrepreneurship, sponso

HelpCare Connect is a virtual health application looking to transform highly-burdened individual informal caregivers into connected and informed caregiving teams.

Best Poster Session, $2,000
Best Poster Session, $2,000

Atrility Medical has developed a compact device to improve healthcare provers’ ability to diagnose and treat post-operative arrhythmias in patients following cardiac surgery.