LIMIT, a business concept created by Sierra Nevada College students, took the top prize at the tri-state finals of the 13th Annual D.W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup business plan competition in Las Vegas on May 31, winning first place in the undergraduate division. Students Giulianna Crivello, Rachel Whelan and Paul Wohlberg took home a $30,000 prize. The team, advised by Sierra Nevada College faculty member Rick Winfield, won its division in the state competition earlier this year.
LIMIT is an app designed to combat screen addiction and build trust between children and parents around technology use, by allowing parents to limit screen time without “snooping”. LIMIT was selected from a field of finalists hailing from Arkansas, Nevada and Oklahoma. Other winners in the undergraduate division were: Second Place ($20,000) – GameTrainer, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and “Pitch” competition winner ($2,000) Michael Bennett for Easy Dam, John Brown University (Arkansas). In the graduate division, the winners were: First Place ($30,000) Grox, University of Arkansas; Second Place ($20,000) RAD, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and “Pitch” competition ($2,000) Tiffany Jarrett for Rejuvenics Technologies, University of Arkansas.
The Donald W. Reynolds Tri-State Award is an invitation-only event for the undergraduate and graduate winners of the Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup state competitions in Arkansas, Nevada, and Oklahoma.
Photo (L to R): Rachel Whelan, Giulianna Crivello, Business Dept. Chair Kendra Wong, Paul Wohlberg, advisor Rick Winfield