General Tech ’12 – Southern Utah

The 2012 General Tech “Concept to Company” Competition in Southwest Utah was the 13th C2C competition. It took place from February to May 2012. The focus of the contest was on innovations involving technology.

Over 50 well-qualified applicants applied to the contest and of those, eight finalists were chosen. The finalists presented their ideas to a panel of judges on May 9th, 2012 at Dixie State College. At the conclusion of the judging, three winners were chosen and announced, but the Grand Prize Winner was not disclosed at that time. Instead, the next day the three winners and judges reconvened to pitch their ideas again in front of a live audience at the CrowdPitch event.

At the conclusion of the winners presentations, the Grand Prize Winner was announced and prizes were awarded.

DuctWizard100DuctWizard developed a software infrastructure that allows HVAC companies to conveniently order custom ductwork over the internet. Current order processes are old and outdated and the DuctWizard aims to solve that problem.

The Adjustable Jar Lid Release System is a patent-pending adjustable jar clamp and pliers to allow seniors with limited hand motion to easily open jars and bottles. It’s different than current solutions because it can easily fit any size bottle. ——————————————————————————————————————————

DiffuserWorld100Diffuser World has developed the Scent Master 3500 which is a commercial quality scent and aromatherapy system to strengthen brand marketing in retail stores. It can be used table top, wall mounted, or connected directly to the existing HVAC system for scenting an entire building.

Contest Highlight Video

What They Won

Cash (Anonymous Donor): $10K Grand Prize; $5K Each Runner-Up

Consulting Services (USTAR): $5K Grand Prize; $2599 Each Runner-Up

IP Legal Services (Duram Jones & Pinegar): $2500 Grand Prize; $1250 Each Runner-Up

Website Services (OverActDev):$2500 Grand Prize; $1250 Each Runner-Up

Financial Services (Savage Esplin & Radmall): $2500 Grand Prize; $1250 Each Runner-Up

Award/CrowdPitch Highlight Video