Young people hoping to change the world are now competing at Bradley for the “Big Idea.”
Students make their own teams up to bring an idea to this theoretical “market” in order to win real money – $20,000 – in actual startup funds.
Wednesday the school hosted was the trade show portion of the competition.
One BU Alum was inspired by his own experience buying bulk items like plywood and pipes at the hardware store.
He and his business partner hope to be able to sell “the Bagg”, designed to make it easier to carry bulky items in the bed of a pickup trucks, for about $100.
“And it basically allows you to safely travel on the roads. Uh, one thing we like to say is it allows you to be safe on the road and have confidence in your load,” said John Nogaj, a participant in the challenge.
He says their “Bagg” has a patent pending and is made of canvas.
A self-playing guitar want last year’s inaugural big idea competition at Bradley.