L I M I T, a mobile app conceived by SNC students Giulianna Crivello, Paul Wohlberg, and Rachel Whelan, took first place in the undergraduate division of the D.W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup Business Plan Competition Thursday. L I M I T also won the coveted Lt. Governor’s Award for best use of renewable or efficient energy.
The L I M I T app would allow parents to monitor their kid’s phone usage and control the amount of screen time without blocking emergency use or invading their children’s privacy.
The team won $25,000 for Undergraduate First Place and $10,000 for the L.t Governor’s Cup. They qualified for the Cup by placing in the six undergraduate finalists chosen from 46 proposals by teams from UNR, UNLV, and SNC on March 29, and will continue on to compete against first and second place winners from Arkansas, Nevada, and Oklahoma in the Donald W. Reynolds Tri-State Competition on May 30 in Las Vegas.
2017 D.W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup Winners:
First Place – $25,000 – LIMIT – Sierra Nevada College
Second Place – $15,000 – GameTrainer – University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Third Place – $10,000 – FolloMe – University of Nevada, Reno
First Place – $25,000 – RAD – University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Second Place – $15,000 – Window Magic – University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Third Place – $10,000 – Suitich – University of Nevada, Reno
Lt. Governor’s Cup
$10,000 – LIMIT – Sierra Nevada College
With one of the largest cash prize pools in America, the Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup business plan competition encourages Nevada’s college and university to act on their ideas and talents by entering the competition and have a head start in producing tomorrow’s businesses. Institution hosts include Sierra Nevada College; University of Nevada, Reno; University of Nevada, Las Vegas; and Truckee Meadows Community College. Other sponsors include NV Energy, the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada, the Atlantis Casino Resort, and West Coast Audio Visual.
In 2004, when Nevada’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology launched the Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup College Business Plan Competition, it was Nevada’s only business plan competition. Today, Nevada’s college and university students can compete in several competitions, with the Nevada D.W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup and the D.W. Reynolds Tri-State business plan competitions serving as culminating events.