Transcend Madison competition rewards student innovation with $60,000 in prizes

The Discovery to Product (D2P) team would like to congratulate all of the participants and winners of Transcend UW’s 2021 Transcend Madison Innovation Competition!

D2P is fortunate to work with several of the innovative student teams who were recognized during the competition, including:

  • EduReality (Grand Prize)
  • Pill Skills (2nd Place)
  • EWPanel
  • FeedForward
  • Imhotech
  • My Home Stars
  • The Story Teller

EduReality, which creates a virtual reality alternative to in-person college science labs,  received $15,000 and a year of membership at StartingBlock. Pill Skills, which offers kits to help children learn how to safely swallow medication, received $10,000 and six months at StartingBlock.

The Transcend Madison Innovation Competition is UW-Madison’s student-led innovation competition, which brings UW students together to demonstrate their novel ideas and creations.  D2P was proud to sponsor, prepare teams, promote, and serve on judging panels for this outstanding competition.

Transcend Madison competition rewards student innovation with $60,000 in prizes

By Natalie Yahr, The Capital Times

University of Wisconsin student innovators took home more than $60,000 in prizes last week for business pitches to design virtual reality science labs, teach young kids to swallow pills, and more.

Transcend Madison, the annual competition launched in 2017, is the largest student-run innovation competition in the country, organizers say. It’s organized by Transcend UW, a student organization designed to bring together entrepreneurial students from all disciplines.

Thirty-four teams competed in this year’s virtual competition, presenting digital posters to the public and pitching to the judges through a video conference. Competitors were split into two categories: Early Stage, for those still early in their development process, and Main Stage. In their sights: cash, in-kind prizes including space at Madison startup accelerator StartingBlock, and some priceless recognition. Read more …