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The Burton D. Morgan Business Plan Competition Results

February 23, 2011

The five Purdue University undergraduate student teams selected as finalists in the Black Division, undergraduate division, presented their business plans on Feb. 22 during the 24th annual Burton D. Morgan Business Plan Competition.

Parker Woods and Joshua Halls with Battle Ground Technologies captured the $20,000 top prize. The company is a mobile forensics startup that can do on-the scene extraction of information from cell phones.

Second place, a $10,000 prize, went to The LAKE Water Sports Complex, an extreme sport cable water park proposed by Chris Thoman.

Third place, a $5,000 prize, was won by Alvin Ang, Manaz Taleyarkin & David Barron with RollOut Green, which proposes to create flower sheets that eliminate the need to plant flowers by requiring homeowners to only clear the ground, cover the sheet with soil and add water. 

Fourth and fifth place teams GrowLite comprised of Andrew Linfooot & Landon Young and Walkthrough comprised of Aaron Trembath, both won $2,500. GrowLite deals in bioluminescence, described as combining a lightning bug with a plant to make a glow-in-the-dark product. WalkThrough provides customers with a modular interior visualization of walls that will be built in construction of a custom home as apposed to a 3-D view.

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