Students pitch ideas at E-day event

Four students who’ve come up with a plan to develop a self-erasing whiteboard were the latest winners of an annual elevator pitch competition at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction.

Rachael Cavalier, Adam Degemann, Ryan Kawano and Taylor Rucker placed first for their
EZ-Clean whiteboard at the event, conducted as part of Entrepreneurship Day at CMU. Two teams and two individuals pitched their ideas, and those attending the luncheon used their cell phones to vote on what they considered the best pitch.

A team comprised of Jordan Blackman, Omar Campos, Paul Jensen and Ken Kline placed second for Stress Less Sensor, a device that monitors how many people use a health club and other sometimes crowded businesses.

Ethan Kishi placed third for his pitch on SafeTop, a top for prescription medication containers that track how many times the container has been opened.

Micah Costello placed fourth for pitching COnext, a concept for a social media network that helps college students find jobs and businesses recruit employees.