Business

August 14, 2014

Meltpoint, a Caldwell firm, wins KSU business competition

MeltPoint Environmental was the inaugural grand prize winner of KSU’s Launch a Business program.

A Caldwell company has won a business competition sponsored by Kansas State University.

MeltPoint Environmental was the inaugural grand prize winner of KSU’s Launch a Business program, earning a package of services and resources valued at more than $50,000, according to a news release from the school.

MeltPoint's device, the MeltPoint Surgical Bluewrap Recovery Machine, allows health care facilities to reduce the amount of surgical blue wrap that ends up in landfills, according to the release.

“Winning the LAB competition just solidifies that we have a great idea,” Chad May, founder of MeltPoint Environmental, said in the release. “We've met with a lot of people and learned a lot over the last few weeks, and now it's time to take the product to market and commercialize it.”

The program was sponsored by Kansas State Bank and KSU’s College of Business Administration's Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship. It provided 10 selected Kansas startups with resources, such as classes and students’ research.

NMotion UAS of Hesston and VeriQuik Consulting and Services of Shawnee were the other two finalists.

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