Field of four teams advance to Tiger Cage finals

Published: March 02, 2020

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The Raymond J. Harbert College of Business is committed to providing a superior student experience, increasing cross-campus partnerships, and developing graduates who are highly skilled, professionally-prepared, confident, ethical and globally minded. The annual Tiger Cage Business Idea Competition checks those boxes.

Students began in September with fresh business ideas. Four teams hope to parlay those ideas into $50,000 in startup capital on March 27 at the 2020 Tiger Cage Business Idea Finals. The competition, in its sixth year, is sponsored by the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business.

Advancing beyond the Feb. 28, eight-team semifinals at the Auburn Research Park were:

  • Remora Robotics, a robotic drone that cleans waterways
    Zach Wadzinski, Gi Lee, Harrison Smith and Dakota Newsome, College of Engineering

  • BrewMats, a portable mat that allows Beer Pong to be played without fear of knocking over plastic cups
    Everett Connor, College of Business

  • SwiftSku, software that assists convenience store owners in managing inventory
    Mit Patel and Daniel Mazur, College of Engineering

  • Blueprint Pal, a weatherproof box that protects blueprints and attaches to the rear of vehicles in the construction industry
    Tyler Deaton, Jake Christner, Ryan Pollard, Liana Wood and David Armstrong, College of Engineering

The Tiger Cage finals will be on March 27 at 9 a.m. at the Broadway Event Space and Theater inside Horton-Hardgrave Hall.

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Submitted by: Joseph McAdory