Previous Winners

3rd Year Winners

Entrepreneur of the Year

  • Jan van der Werff, CEO of Ecolibrium Solar, for unique solar installation racking line of products, including EcoFoot and EcoX. 

Outstanding Social Innovation

  • Jeff Fite, Sojourners Care Network, for work in the YouthBuild program serves Appalachian Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia.

Outstanding Woman in Innovation

  • Michelle Ajamian of Shagbark Seed & Mill, for sustainable farming techniques and responsible
    business practices. 

Outstanding Faculty Innovation

  • Brooke Hallowell, Ohio University Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders, for developing an eye tracking system to better assess comprehension in patients with neurological disorders or injuries.

 

Outstanding Student Innovation

  • Noah Rosenblatt, Ohio University Honors Tutorial College for leading a team working to develop a sustainable system for fighting malaria in Guyana. 

 

 

2nd Year Winners

Entrepreneur of the Year

  • Sean Jones of Quick Loadz of The Plains, Ohio 

Green Innovation

  • Matthew Blankenhorn of Aluminastic of Ironton, Ohio

Social Innovation

  • Jennifer Simon of the Ohio University Innovation Center in Athens, Ohio 

Outstanding Women in Innovation

  •  Michelle Greenfield, Third Sun Solar

Outstanding Innovation – Faculty

  • Gerardine Botte of Ohio University in Athens, Ohio

Outstanding Innovation – Student

  • Scott Nykl  and Chad Mourning of Affine Technologies in Athens, Ohio

 

 

1st Year Winners

Entrepreneur of the Year

  • Francesca Hartop (Yost Engineering Inc.)

Green Innovation

  • Michelle and Geoff Greenfield (Third Sun Solar) 

Social Innovation

  • Brad Mitchell (Ohio Appalachian Collaborative) 

Outstanding Women in Innovation

  • Kelly D. McCall (Ohio University) — Winner

Outstanding Innovation – Faculty

  • Jason Trembly — Winner

Outstanding Innovation – Student

  • Huiwen Cheng (Ohio University) — Winner