Industry A

Business Horizons Industry A

Advisors: Madison Dahlhauser, Joseph Jones
Students: Amanda Bierle, Jake Kurt, Julia Lemon, Ean Paine, Camden Peterson, Joseph Pietrocini, Gavin Tierney, Lindsey Wilcox

Throughout the week, students of Industry A transformed a microwave into a personal helicopter called the Rotor Mobile. The Rotor is more efficient than a regular car because it helps users beat traffic. Industry A has transformed their “junk” into a product that will “put time back in people’s pockets,” as their slogan says. 

“It would have a cult following for sure. Grab a lot of young people’s ears and the people who do not like to waste time and save money,” said product manager of Industry A, Joseph Pietrocini.

Industry B

Advisors: Sarah Kidawa, Sid Juwarker, Maddy Ladenoff
Students: Ty Abele, Dallas Davis, Sam Eichhorn, Alexandra Herrera, Kate Landhuis, Caeley Reade, Grant Rieker, Darrel Saina

Although the students of Industry B had no strategy in the beginning of the Junk Game, they continued on to pick the items they liked. At the start of the week, the group created the Nanogram, an educational nanny for children while parents are away from home. Originally, the product was able to clean all messes and even included a remote that could be used from anywhere throughout the world. After late Monday afternoon, though, the idea of the Nanogram was changed to the Sam! Style Me, a high-quality hair styler that simultaneously can create outfits and specific beauty styles. Sam! Style Me includes an app to control the machine and retails for three payments of $199.

Industry C

Advisors: Ami Burns, Shawn Culver, Carolyn Mueller
Students: Clayton Denton, Cloe Holmstrom, Talon Kuesterner-Burleson, Holden Larson, Nico Maggio, Grace Manternach, Teagen Vander Wall, Eli Waltman

During Business Horizon’s annual battle royale of the Junk Game where each manufacturing industry fought to grab vital pieces of equipment to make a profitable machine, one industry stuck out from the others. Industry C created a new and unique product to garden and improve homes titled Garden Ease, which allows for easier and more efficient gardening for plant lovers everywhere. The group originally created a machine called the Harvester, a creation meant to collect and mine resources for agricultural or economical purposes. The change to Garden Ease instead of the original Harvester concept came after a realization that gardening is a much easier trade to market in, as opposed to resource mining. The buying price of the Garden Ease is $999.00.

Industry D

Advisors: Kaci Conetzkey, Daren Westercamp
Students: Alyssa Ashmore, Cole Bisbee, Bradley Bittok, Maddie Guiter, Josi Hasler, Lil Hatting, Josh Hein, Jacob Krejchi, Chase McAndrews

When the members of Industry D first set eyes upon the hodgepodge of objects that would eventually become their product, they weren’t sure what to do right away. Industry D created the Bodular, an exercise bike that puts users in a simulation where users can bike with other Bodular users from all over the world. A translator allows users who speak different languages to understand one another, and the device tracks calories and miles as well, allowing users to work out from the comfort of their home.

“It’s a great team to work with,” said Josi Hasler, a student from Garner-Hayfield-Ventura High School. “There are so many great people and ideas.”

Industry E

Industry E posing for the camera. Photo Credit: Eric Scrivner

Advisors: Ryan Junge, Gina Vitiritto
Students: Mackenzie Campbell, Haley Engen, Nick Ingamells, Payton Klarenbeek, Jake Northup, Riley Peters, Cassandra Sparkman, Devin Warmuth, Abby Kaunga

Industry E’s adventure throughout Business Horizons this week wasn’t exactly what they were expecting. During the Junk Game, one member of the industry accidentally set off a fire extinguisher. The group was forced to overcome another obstacle as their product started to fall apart as they started to present it. The team didn’t let these obstacles lessen their motivation to create their new product. As the industry’s representatives began to present their potable grill, called Zuma, most doubts that the audience members had disappeared.

Zuma is a portable grill that can be connected to practically any type of bicycle and can both cook and store different types of food. The energy for the bike is generated by turning the petals of the bike, so it helps the user to be more environmentally friendly.

Industry M

Industry M visits The Des Moines Register

Advisors: Justin Brady, Emily Schettler
Students: Mikayla Deters, Grace Galloway, Gavin Powell, Grace Purvis, Sara Qualley, Diana Sagastizado


Industry T

Advisors: Alex Gates, Ashley Powell, Mandy Johnson
Students: Randev Goonesekere, Jaycie Gordon, Jerry Maritim, Riziki Mwirotsi, Paige Panosh, Brittney Saina, Landon Wahe, Sean Wilson-Bynoe

As the newest addition to the Business Horizons program, Industry T had multiple obstacles to overcome throughout their journey this past week. While a majority of the industries were working with physical materials, this group was tasked with creating their own virtual ideas of what their product would be. Industry T’s efforts focused around an app titled Früm, which was based around a list of goals and tasks for an entire household. For each task, sticky notes are moved through different sections of “to do”, “doing”, or “done”. Each goal that a group creates includes many different tasks to be completed. For demonstration purposes, the group was focused on laptop presentations, while for the mobile view, they will be using a presentation board to show the functionality — more is to come however. The group of students are also showing the opportunities for future Business Horizons camp members as the first year of Industry T.