POTSDAM – A group of Clarkson students launched their first venture at Cheel Arena Friday.
Innovative Delivery Systems, LLC has a smartphone app, “OrdrIT,” that allows spectators at stadiums to order concessions and have them delivered right to their seats.
“Our opening night for this season at Cheel is this Friday,” said IDS VP of Sales and Marketing Chris Behrens.
The company’s mission: "To simplify the point of sale process for food service providers across many industries."
IDS was founded last spring by a group of Clarkson University students who went looking for unmet demand on the Clarkson campus and in the community. The team developed "OrdrIT" that they want fans at Clarkson University hockey games to use to order concession items and have them delivered.
The team pitched their idea to investors, initially winning $2,500 at Clarkson, then winning $5,000 at the RvD Innovation & Disruptive Innovation pitch competition in Syracuse, and culminating with a first-place win at the NYS Business Plan Competition in Albany, where 120 teams from 25 different colleges competed for nearly $150,000 in cash and in-kind prizes.
Equipped with sufficient funding, they plan to implement OrdrIT in entertainment venues across North America and to “perpetually innovate their products to remain on the forefront of product & service technology.”
Their web page is at http://innovativedeliverysystems.com.