The winners of the 2007 Rhode Island Business Plan Competition were announced yesterday.
PROVIDENCE – (May 1, 2007) – A local company that provides software which turns GPS-enabled cell phones into personal security devices on college campuses and a student team from Brown University that is creating a company to help employers lower their health care costs have been named the winners of the 2007 Rhode Island Business Plan Competition.
Campus Guardian Corporation, led by Michael Glier of Jamestown, RI, whose software turns GPS-enabled cell phones into personal security devices that automatically notify college and university security in emergency situations, was named the winner in the entrepreneur track.
Providence Health Solutions, LLC, co-founded by Brown University medical students Brad Weinberg and Rajiv Kumar, a workplace wellness program that relies on a peer approach and exercise competitions to motivate behavior change and weight loss, was the student track winner.
The competition winners each receive prizes valued at $62,500. The competition attracted more that 40 business plans from seven states.