ECPI University Students Lauded for App Development Skills

Students at ECPI University’s Newport News Campus recently received public and private sector acclaim for their abilities in creative and entrepreneurial App development.

Attracting Investors

Simulation and Gaming student Justin Norman just won a top 10 slot for Start Peninsula! Winners receive resources, professional mentoring, and Peninsula Technology Incubator access to grow an idea into reality. He won for his concept of utilizing augmented reality for various applications.

In 90 days, Justin will be in the “hot seat” to pitch his concept to a board of angel investors and venture capitalists. He also plans to help organize and lead the Entrepreneur Club on campus, open to all students who want to learn how to take an idea and turn it into a successful business.

Club Wins App Development Competition with the Perfect Job Storm

The Software Development Club won first prize at the Charleston Defense Contractors Association’s 2nd Annual Mobile Application Development Competition. The app - Job Storm – acts as a day planner of sorts for job applicants. The goal is to make the job application process easier to manage and maintain by allowing users to enter important notes, phone numbers to contact managers, the date that they can reapply, or check their application status. The student team received $2,500 and the school, $1,000.

Team Building Mission Made Possible

The Software Development Club also developed a team-building app for a local employer, Leigh Management Group. Run off an Android platform, the club’s Mission Possible app can be tailored to specific corporate objectives. Each team’s mission – should they decide to accept it – includes creative brainstorming, games of skill or chance (some light physical activity), and puzzle solving; all designed to keep the teams entertained and energized.

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