Wayne State University


The top three mobile app entries receive cash prizes of $2,500 (1st place), $1,500 (2nd place), and $1,000 (3rd place). Prize money is divided equally among team members (e.g., in a first place team of four, each team member receives a check for $625.00). Many thanks to our sponsors listed below for their generous support of this inaugural competition. 

1ST PLACE: Event It Up

Team members (4): Sagor Bhuiyan, Lawrence Namait, Terrance Johnson, Mir Ikram Uddin. Event It Up addresses the disconnect between students and WSU administration and faculty to improve the effectiveness and relevance of events on and around campus. Using crowdsourcing concepts and incentives to provide feedback about potential events, Event it Up aims to create a more lively and engaged campus.

2ND PLACE: Get Involved

Team members (1): Iyad Kuwatly. An app to provide simple and easy access to the latest events in WSU’s campus and throughout Detroit with the ability to categorize events, include maps, and provide easy access to event organizers.

3RD PLACE: Pinounce

Team members (1): Andrew Giang. A mobile app that allows college students to stay in the know about what is going on around campus and avoid the messy bulletin boards where flyers, job postings, housing options, and student org postings are lost in the chaos.


Most Innovative Tech Feature: ScheduRanker

Team member (1): Robert Tanniru

Best Could-Have-Been App: WSU Time

Team members (1): Pradeep Bhat

Best Tech Concept: FastPost

Team members (4): Naomi Shangle, et al.

Best App to Showcase WSU’s Assets: Wayne State of the Art

Team member (1): Richard Lerman

Best Non-WSU-Specific App: Brain Vine

Team members (4): Laurel Hicks, Moriah Thomason, et al.


Other apps submitted for this competition included WSU Work Play, Warrior Menu, Wayne Circle, and Academic Success Center Guide. 

Thank you to all of our mobile app competitors! Winners were announced on Friday June 13th at the College of Engineering's Ford Student Activity Center. To view a complete list of the apps submitted, click here

  • Detroit Labs
  • Blackstone Launchpad
  • DTX
  • Office of Economic Development
  • TechTown
  • Bizdom
  • Invest Detroit
  • Detroit Creative Corridor Center