JumpStart Challenge Winner Chosen

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And the winner of The Startup Collaborative’s JumpStart Challenge is…Joe Frost.

During the January/February edition of the What’s Happening newsletter we mentioned how MAPA was participating in the JumpStart Challenge in February by presenting a problem to the participants. That problem:  How do we get more people to move around without a vehicle?

Two weeks later, eight teams presented their solutions to panels of judges at the Blue Barn Theatre in Omaha.  Judges for the solutions proposed for MAPA’s problem selected “Stop and Give Me Ten,” from Joe Frost as the winning concept.

“Stop and Give Me Ten” would create an app to use as part of a challenge for employees in the region. Those participating would log their trips by alternative transportation during 10-day periods in order to be rewarded with incentives from their employers.

For his cash prize, Frost receives $2,500 raised by MAPA through generous donations from Live Well Omaha, HDR and Veridian Credit Union.  He also receives a 12-month fellowship at The Startup Collaborative.  The Startup Collaborative, in conjunction with the Greater Omaha Chamber, focuses on radically improving the odds of startup business success.

We look forward to working with Joe and seeing the future application and program take shape!