Schererville, IN – April 3, 2013 – Loopy Cases, creator of Loopy®, the first smartphone case design with an adjustable finger loop to help prevent dropping the phone, has been awarded First Place in both the national Purdue University Calumet Big Sell Entrepreneurship Competition and the Indiana University Kelley School of Business IDEA Competition.
Purdue University Calumet Big Sell Entrepreneurs in Action Competition, March 23, 2013
The Big Sell is a national competition and for the third annual competition held in Merrillville, Indiana competitors came from Indiana, Illinois, Texas, Arizona, Connecticut and Maryland. More than 50 competitors had just two minutes to pitch a business idea to 350+ audience members who voted using an electronic device as well as a panel of judges who questioned the competitors about their
A Purdue Calumet graduate, Loopy Cases CEO JT Wangercyn began his Big Sell presentation pitch by dropping a dummy phone to grab the audience’s attention. He pointed out that the Loopy invention is the first smartphone case designed with a finger loop to help prevent dropping the phone. The innovative case design has a fully adjustable loop on the back to fit any size finger and is interchangeable, allowing the user to customize the color and style.
Explaining some of the benefits of the Loopy, JT Wangercyn said, “If you’re in bed holding up your cell phone checking your emails or text messages, the phone won’t drop on your head. If you’re reading, the loop serves as a
Loopy Cases was the First Place winner, taking home prizes include cash, volunteer legal, accounting and marketing services, office space at the Hammond Innovation Center and one year of services and guidance from the Entrepreneurship Center.
“We will use the cash prize from the Big Sell as an investment in the company,” added Wangercyn. “This business competition win is a validation of the Loopy design and an incentive to make our dream a reality – to achieve a strong market position in our industry by showing people how the Loopy is a smarter, more effective and practical way of protecting their phones.”
Indiana University Kelley School of Business IDEA Competition March 29, 2013
The fourth annual IU Kelley School of Business IDEA (Innovations Developed for Entrepreneurial Action) competition was held in Bloomington. The IDEA competition offers students in all disciplines across the Indiana University Bloomington campus to present their innovative ideas in the form of a feasibility study before a panel of judges. Contestants have the opportunity to win up to $7,000.
44 teams applied and 12 were accepted to give a
First Place winner was the Loopy Cases team, IU graduate and Loopy Cases
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