Clarkson team wins state business plan competition
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 11:45 am

Clarkson University student-run business Innovative Delivery Systems (IDS) took first prize in their category and Renoun Ski Company won the People’s Choice Award in the fourth annual New York State Business Plan Competition. From left: Dietrich Diehl, Sean Cheung, Andrew Wegner and Christopher Behrens of IDS.

POTSDAM -- A Clarkson University team won first prize in the fourth annual New York State Business Plan Competition.

A second Clarkson team won the People’s Choice Award

The event was held at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering of the University at Albany on Friday.

Competing against more than 430 business teams from 60 colleges and universities across New York state, Innovative Delivery Systems (IDS) took first place in the products/services category and won $10,000 cash and professional services valued at $5,000.

IDS created “OrdrIT,” a Web application, which allows spectators to access a stadium’s concession menus and order food from their seats without missing the action. The company, which began in a first-year business class in fall 2011, has earned nearly than $70,000 in awards and collegiate business competition winnings since then.

Renoun Ski Company won the “People’s Choice” award along with a $1,000 prize. Renoun is designing a ski to adapt instantly to snow conditions using a patent-pending technology and principals of aircraft design.

Renoun will be putting their prize toward building its next round of prototypes.