Student entrepreneurs representing Auburn University’s Raymond J. Harbert College
of Business, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, College of Liberal Arts and College
of Architecture, Design and Construction will compete in the semifinals of the Tiger Cage business pitch competition on March 3.
Presented by the Harbert College of Business and the Auburn Research and Technology
Foundation, Tiger Cage discovers and rewards the best early-stage products, services
or business concepts developed by Auburn University students. Eight teams advanced
from a pool of 20 to the semifinal round, which will be held on Friday, March 3, from
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Terrace Room at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference
Center. The event is free and open to the public.
Teams will deliver a 5-minute pitch and participate in a 5-minute Q&A session with
a panel of judges. The top four teams will advance to the finals of Tiger Cage and
compete for more than $25,000 in funding and services. The Tiger Cage finals will
be held during the second day of the Auburn University Entrepreneurship Summit on Friday, March 31, at 8:45 a.m. in the Hotel and Conference Center auditorium.
Tiger Cage semifinalists include:
- BioErgo Solutions, a platform aimed at helping businesses prevent occupational injuries through wearable
technology. The team includes industrial engineering graduate students Robert Granzow
and Rong Huangfu, as well as MBA student Mengdie Chen.
- Collegiate Keychains, a university logo-styled multitool for tailgating created by junior entrepreneurship
student Bradford Smith.
- FloBrush, a patent-pending dual-headed dental hygiene tool developed by senior building science
major Mace Keenum.
- Honey Do, a peer-to-peer mobile app that connects individuals with custom projects to talent
locally and nationwide. The team consists of MBA student Vlad Saveljeus and chemical
engineering doctoral candidate Michael Minkler.
- Senior Solutions, an online program connecting nursing homes to entertainment resources for residents.
Sophomore finance and piano performance major Trent Briden is the developer.
- ServTic, a mobile app that helps simplify the transaction process for nail salons and other
service providers. The team consists of MBA students Tri Lam and Charles McGee and
Victoria Platt, a graduate student in business administration and mechanical engineering.
- Sole Line, a patent-pending storage container solution for displaying sneakers and other collectible
items, developed by sophomore software engineering major Gibson Wang, junior electrical
engineering major Berk Anadur and junior business administration major Frank Nguyen.
- uParty, a mobile app created by junior computer science major Emmett Deen that enables students
to connect with parties and other events happening near them.