Chandler Burgeon won the top prize in an annual competition challenging students at Colorado Mesa University to develop and present concepts for new business services and products.
Burgeon won $1,500 in seed money in the Idea Challenge conducted as part of Entrepreneurship Day at CMU. Burgeon and a business partner, Craig Morris, operate SimplyTungsten.com., a business that imports and sells tungsten wedding bands.
Racheal Glenn placed second and received $1,000 in seed money for GoCone, an inexpensive pressed cardboard device to transport ice cream cones without the mess the occurs when cones melt.
Alex Swaynie placed third and received $750 for his snowboard bindings that extend like a snowshoe to help riders recover after falling in deep snow.
Glenn and Swaynie were among students in the CMU E-Club who also fared well in a national collegiate competition in Dallas. The CMU club won more awards than any other university at the event, including two second-place finishes and a fourth-place finish.