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2019 Innovation Competition

Transcend Madison Competition on April 11th and 12th at the Discovery Building!

Please read the rules below.

Transcend Madison, created by Transcend UW, is the campus's first-ever student-led innovation competition. Last year, at the 3rd annual competition, we gave away over $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. 

Main Stage Competition: Competitors of this track have highly developed ideas that can demonstrate strong growth of their project. This track offered $50,000 worth of prizes last year that not only consisted of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, but prizes such as Best Pitch and Transcend Alumni Award. A select group of teams will be called back to meet with the judging panel and finalize the prize decisions.

Schedule of Main Stage Competition

Early Stage Competition: This track is best suited for teams that are early in their project development. Teams will still be expected to execute on all of the same elements as the main stage competitors, but the projects themselves may be less developed The Early Stage Competition last year had a prize pool of $5,000. It will be judged independently of the main competition. 

Schedule of Early Stage Competition

Grand Prize $15,000-Drip
Grand Prize $15,000-Drip

Drip is a mobile ordering & rewards platform built for local coffee shops to offer their customers the same conveniences as bigger chains such as Starbucks.

Second Prize $8,000-All Brick Med.
Second Prize $8,000-All Brick Med.

All Brick Medical is a medical device company. Our flagship product, The ErgoSyringe adaptor, provides an ergonomic solution for performing syringe procedures in the healthcare industry.

Third Prize $8,000-TripAlly
Third Prize $8,000-TripAlly

TripAlly is a smart travel assistant that knows the ins and outs of travel programs, rules, and credit cards, helping users to make informed decisions throughout the travel process.

Fan Favorite-Bikenamic
Fan Favorite-Bikenamic

A charging unit for a bicycle that'll work when you are riding your bike. Power will be supplied through the wire to your smartphone and bike lights based on when you are riding the bike.

Best Prototype (Main)- QueueShare
Best Prototype (Main)- QueueShare

QueueShare is a website where users collaboratively create playlists of music or video.

Best Poster (Main)- Planet Pong
Best Poster (Main)- Planet Pong

Planet Pong is a portable cup pong arcade game that utilizes bluetooth technology paired with our Planet Pong app and can be played individually or in a social setting.

Best Bus. Brief (Main)- Fashion Cam
Best Bus. Brief (Main)- Fashion Cam

FashionCam's technology aims to increase customer comfort in online shopping by allowing users to try on clothes virtually in different backgrounds in the comfort of their own homes.

Best Pitch (Main) -Woav
Best Pitch (Main) -Woav

Woav is the mobile platform that enables users to discover, shop and manage the leading direct-to-consumer apparel brands - all on one app.

Best Bus. Brief (E)- The StoryTeller
Best Bus. Brief (E)- The StoryTeller

The Storyteller is a mobile app that brings education and entertainment together. The app customizes the museum experience to fit each visitor's interest most notably school field trips.

Social Entrepreneurship (Early)- I A
Social Entrepreneurship (Early)- I A

Giving college students of all identities a voice through art and opening opportunities to ease tensions within and between communities

Best Prototype (Early) -OrthoSpoon
Best Prototype (Early) -OrthoSpoon

Intraoperative knee joint compression modulator for ligament balance in total knee arthroplasty

Best Pitch (Early) -Flex Cards
Best Pitch (Early) -Flex Cards

FlexCards is a software tool that enables students to study complex, multi-faceted information faster and more effectively than traditional flashcards (paper or digital).

Best Poster (Early)- Cloggle
Best Poster (Early)- Cloggle

An AI-powered Adjustable Visual Search Engine for online apparel retailers that improves user experience and search relevancy with label-enhanced image query.