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2017 Innovation Competition

Transcend Madison Competition on April 4th and 5th at the Discovery Building!

Transcend Madison, created by Transcend UW, is the campus's first-ever student-led innovation competition. Each year we give away $55,000 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. 

2017 Transcend Madison Winners

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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