Monday, April 19, 2021

On March 26 - 27, JPEC’s new online event and competition, Game Changer, provided the 16 participating students a platform to develop “impact-driven entrepreneurship” that addressed the presented UN Sustainable Goal, "Zero Hunger: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture." On Friday afternoon, students had formed four teams, and on Saturday evening, each won a cash prize during the competition. 

Global Impact and Innovation Award

Team J Boolin
Mealworm subscription-based composting service and insect farm

  • Holly Bennett
  • Josie Burd 
  • Marcella Williams
  • Will Nickey

User Experience and Mindful Consumption Award

Team Bouncy House
Piecemeal App to help families meal plan, buy less, and create less food waste

  • Ashley Beelendorf
  • Blake Quarrie
  • Drew Jauron
  • Georgina Wang

Inspired Innovation Award                             

Team Good Stuff
Take food scraps to be recycled into dog toy stuffing and dog food.

  • Anna Fox
  • Melissa Brecht
  • Noah Burroughs
  • Tristan Miller

Inclusive Innovation Award

Team Rocket
Create a low-cost meal kit with repurposed food for lower-income demographics

  • Aidan Houlihan
  • Davis Coppinger
  • Goobin Kim
  • Will Zheng

Thank you to our judges!

Matt Arnold, Rob Kincaid, and Michele Williams