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Winners named for NNU’s Social Venture Plan

April 7, 2014, 4:23 pm
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NNU’s School of Business Social Venture Plan Competition was held March 19th and the winners are in!

This competition is designed to have teams create a business plan focused on a social issue that will use sustainable practices to help address the needs of the world. The teams are primarily comprised of students from the School of Business together with students from engineering and graphic design.

The winning team is the Curilight water purification and light product by Kinetic, Inc.  The team is comprised of Darci Curtin, Todd Carlson, Elli Winslow and Drew Johnson and did an original design of its multi-dimensional tool.  It is designed to purify water and provide light in an environmentally friendly and socially conscious manner. It uses a UV light to purify water, a series of LED lights as a flashlight, both powered by a battery that is kinetically recharged.

The Curilight team won first place prize of $1,500 from the judges and faculty and also won the $250 prize for the Students’ Favorite award.  Second place prize winner of $500 was the Greenhouse Global team with members Ryan Rebischke, Megan Hingston, Ryan Kuhn and Spencer Kearns.  The mission of Greenhouse Global is to battle the international hunger crisis through the empowerment of farmers in underdeveloped areas of the world.  They manufacture greenhouse kits that provide a combination of hardware, seeds and fertilizers that are customized to fit the needs of each unique location they are used in around the world.

Both teams will now advance to compete in the Seattle Pacific University Social Venture Plan Competition in mid-April.  Congratulations to all the winners for their creativity, diligence and hard work at finding solutions to help serve a needy world!

Photo Caption L – R:  Elli, Drew, Darci, Todd


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