General Tech ’09

The Southern Utah Concept to Company Contest was the second C2C competition and was another great success. It took place from October ’08 through January ’09. The focus of the contest was on technology and the entries had to include some form of technology in their innovation. The contest was open to anyone across the state; however a 30 point preference was given to entries from Washington, Kane, Iron, Garfield, Beaver, Millard, Sanpete, Sevier, Wayne, Paiute, and Juab Counties. Over 70 people applied to the contest and of those, eight finalists were chosen. The finalists presented their ideas to a panel of judges on Jan 8th and the winners were announced at the Washington County Economic Summit on January 14, 2009.

Efficient Fueling Systems won the Southern Utah Concept to Company Grand Prize with their CoolCab Cooling System innovation. The CoolCab system is a unique, patented innovation that allows freight trucks to cool their cabs without idling the truck or using fuel. The specialized system pulls refrigerated air from the cargo area, filters it, pumps it into the cab, and re-circulates it back to the freight area. Doing this allows millions of truck drivers to sleep comfortably in their truck beds without idling their trucks and running their A/C- which is now against the law except for short periods of time.

EasyLoadPro100EasyLoadPro.com was the second runner-up for the Southern Utah Concept to Company Contest. EasyLoadPro.com has developed a reverse auction website for the shipping industry. This allows shippers to upload their shipping needs and carriers can bid against it. The website will also streamline paperwork, contracts, and billing into one system so it will be seamless. It will provide a much easier and efficient way for shippers to ship small loads without the hassle of dealing with large carriers and excessive fees.  www.EasyLoadPro.com

Proseedure Media/Flixify was chosen as one of the Runners-up in the Concept to Company contest. Their innovation is a new website called Flixify.com. The website targets female scrapbookers who want to share their home videos. The site teaches, trains, and supports women who want to create fun video clips to send to friends and family or upload to websites.  It’s meant to eliminate the piles of video tapes that are stored away in closets and help women more easily share their videos. ————————————————–

Contest Highlight Video

 

What They Won

 

Cash (Anonymous Donor): $10K Grand Prize; $5K Each Runner-Up

Consulting Services (USTAR): $10K Grand Prize; $5K Each Runner-Up