Wright Venture is an entrepreneurial opportunity modeled after “Shark Tank,” an ABC–TV reality competition series that features aspiring entrepreneurs making business presentations to a panel of potential investors.
In Wright Venture, students in the Raj Soin College of Business devised solutions for everyday problems such as a company that reviews gardening equipment, an advertising company that keeps students informed on campus, a real estate business that helps first-time renters stay organized and a company that connects brides and grooms to wedding DJs.
Argus Fitness LLP won the 2019 competition and received a check for $5,000. Argus is a gym bag designed to organize clothing and belongings in various compartments and levels.
Josh McMillian, a graduate student studying informational systems, designed the bag because of his frustration with misplacing smaller items while working out. “This just validates all of the work that I’ve put in,” said McMillian.
McMillian hopes by the end of the year his product will be available for purchase on Amazon.
Funding for the Wright Venture program is provided by the James Family Foundation, the Wright State University Foundation and the Raj Soin College of Business.