Arkansas Governor’s Cup finalists, semi-finalists named

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Several teams from Northwest Arkansas made it to the finals in the 13th annual Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup Collegiate Business Plan Competition.

The finalists, announced Wednesday (Mar. 13), will pitch their business plans to business execs on April 4, at The Chancellor Hotel in Fayetteville. Each team is allowed a 20-minute oral presentation with 15 minutes allowed for questions.

Up for grabs are $154,000 in cash prizes, and the top two graduate and undergraduate teams will compete in the Tri-State Competition in Las Vegas. Teams from Oklahoma and Nevada will participate in the competition for a portion of $118,000 in available winnings. The Arkansas teams advancing to Las Vegas will be announced April 10 at an event in Little Rock.

Conducting the Arkansas Governor’s Cup is the Arkansas Economic Acceleration Foundation, an affiliate of Arkansas Capital Corp. Talk Business is a Chairman-level sponsor for the competition.

Following are the finalists and semi-finalists in the respective categories.

Undergraduate Innovation Finalists
LifeB – Harding University
Nat Gas Solution – University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
Practical Homecare Device – John Brown University

Graduate Innovation Finalists
EverClean Coating Solutions, LLC – University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
HomeDx – University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
Iso Labs – Harding University

Undergraduate Agriculture Finalists
ARAquaFarm, LLC – Arkansas State University, Jonesboro
Catch-22 – University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Smart Feeder – Harding University
Smart Soil – John Brown University

Undergraduate Semi-Finalists
50/50 One Eighty – University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
Aerial Advantage Photography Services – Henderson State University
AgWell, Inc. – Harding University
Catch-22 – University of Arkansas at Little Rock
eScout – Ouachita Baptist University
Innovative Medical Sensor Tech – Harding University
MedBase – Harding University
Practical Homecare Devices – John Brown University
Smart Feeder – Harding University
Smart Soil – John Brown University
Stuffed Burritos – Ouachita Baptist University
TrustedWills.com – Ouachita Baptist University

Graduate Finalists
EverClean Coating Solutions, LLC – University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
HomeDx – University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
Iso Labs – Harding University
MitoGene, LLC – University of Arkansas at Little Rock
ParadigMed, LLC – University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
Picasolar – University of Arkansas at Fayetteville

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