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Four University Students Advance to Business Plan Competition Semifinals

January 29, 2013

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Four Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi students have been named as semifinalists of the Coastal Bend Business Plan Competition. In all, 15 semifinalists have advanced to phase two of the competition.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi students that have advanced to the second phase are:

Anne Crago - The Glider Project: a low-cost aerial surveillance system

Gabriela Linehan - Unmanned Submersible Aerial Vehicle: a mobile dual platform vehicle capable of traveling by air and sea and surveying offshore platforms

Julian Vela - Mobile Plasma Sanitation System: a mobile plasma sanitation system

Brian Rudacil - Dual Rotor Turbine: a mobile wind turbine with two roths for anytime data collecting

The Coastal Bend Business Plan Competition emerged from a grass-roots effort to support economic growth in the Texas Coastal Bend region encompassing Nueces, San Patricio and Kleberg counties surrounding the city of Corpus Christi. The competition was inspired to support the best and the brightest entrepreneurial minds to start and build their businesses locally with a prize package of valuable services and expertise designed to jumpstart the business. The three-phase competition was opened to students and to the public – to any entrepreneur team or existing business that has a new technology or technological product.

Semifinalists were selected based on the following criteria: the market problem, the product/service idea, the market served, the customer value, revenue generation, and the economic impact for the Coastal Bend.

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