Every year the University of Washington holds a Business Plan Competition (BPC) to identify the best idea with these four characteristics: 1) Best team 2) Best product 3) Most viable business 4) Deepest knowledge of market

This year 104 teams from 11 universities entered the competition. The teams were cut to the top 36 teams, then 16. Yesterday these 16 teams presented business plans to a panel of judges including venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, lawyers, and business owners.

PotaVida was judged to be the best team, and won the Grand Prize ($25K) and the Best Innovation ($2.5K) awards.

Thank you to all of the BPC staff, our advisers, especially Emer Dooley, Dave Jones, Craig Howard and Brian Strully. Also we could not have won without the support of Carbon Design Group.

Thank you!