Art major Bradlee Johnson and teammates win innovation prize...

Wayne State industrial design student Bradlee Johnson, biomedical engineering student Juan Chen, marketing and information systems management student Natalia Kumar and electrical and computer engineering student Kun Wang are the creators of the DragAroundMe app.


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WSU-based DragAroundMe places at Michigan Innovation competition
by Jon Zemke

DragAroundMe took third place at the recent Michigan Collegiate Innovation Prize competition, setting the stage for the startup to score a run of business plan competition wins. The 7-month-old startup, which is made up of Wayne State University students, is creating software that enables people to quickly share documents with crowds of people in their immediate vicinity. It won the Web/IT prize at the Michigan Collegiate Innovation Prize, giving it a few thousand dollars in seed capital and some valuable experience. The team of students learned how to grow DragAroundMe through landing customers, validating adoptions and keeping customers. It also gave the team a platform to present the latest additions to its technology.