Thanks to everyone who contributed to making the Incline Incubator, 2017 Spring University BrainSteer SLAM a fabulous success. In particular, we would like to thank Dr. Anna Goldhahn and all the Mount St. Joseph University staff for hosting the event. Additionally, we would like to thank all the business leaders from the Greater Cincinnati Area that contributed their time to provide mentorship to the teams during the event. We would also like to thank all the faculty members and staff from Northern Kentucky University, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Christian University, Mount St. Joseph University, and Xavier University that participated. There are too many of you to name individually, but if it were not for your efforts such an outstanding event would not have been possible. In addition, thanks again to Joan and Frank Lenkerd (Primavista), Joe Henke (Henke Winery), and Roger Rose (BLOC Coffee Company), for providing three outstanding business challenges to our student participants.
Lastly, but certainly not least of all, thanks to all 30 student participants that volunteered their time, talent and effort to help one another and the business owners grow in so many different ways. Without your participation, there is no competition, so once again, thank you so much for your commitment and your contributions in both planning and making The SLAM! a reality.
The mission of the Incline Incubator is to help create new realities for college and university students and for the owners of low-tech profit and not-for-profit businesses. We create events and experiences to help one another grow profitably. We believe that connecting the students and the business owners to a singular point of focus in creative and stimulating environments will bring forth the talents and the gifts of all, to the benefit of all. This is only the beginning. Look for more SLAMS and for other such events to occur in the near future. For example, the Incline Incubator has a Design Thinking Workshop scheduled on June 24, at Mount St. Joseph University.
Are you an employer that is looking for top-notch talent? Then you might want to consider the winners of the 2017 University BrainSteer SLAM competition:
- Patrick Foley – Xavier University
- Akshit Jain – University of Cincinnati
- Angela Baker – Mount St. Joseph University
- Brandon Martin – Northern Kentucky University
- Rachel Menzel – Cincinnati Christian University