What’s the big idea? University students offer some suggestions

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.