In April of 2013, Colorado College hosted a momentous entrepreneurial event for its students. The Big Idea was a pitch event where Colorado College students presented their project idea before a panel of five judges in order to compete for $50,000 in funding towards the project. The panel reviewed the project ideas based on financial stability, effect on quality of life, feasibility and presentation, and the potential impact of the project on the world. In this video clip, entrepreneurs Trevor Barron and Jesse Marble present their Big Idea, Brayn. Trevor Barron and Jesse Marble were awarded first place, and $38,000 for their Big Idea, Brayn.
"We are creating the world's first pocket EEG (brain monitoring) platform. Over 50 million people suffer from Epilepsy and we are building a personalized system that allows patients to track, manage, and eventually predict their epilepsy events using the smart phone in their pocket. We're building a tasteful, unobtrusive scalp monitor that transmits data to the patient's smartphone. Phase one is to become the largest source of real-time, ʺnaturalʺ epilepsy data ever collected. No more going to the hospital for strange, obtrusive tests that are far from the real world factors that impact Epileptic events. Phase two will be using the data and analytics to help each patient predict upcoming seizures based on warning signs. Medicine is moving to smart phones and we are a key player in that global trend."--Business proposal