November 26, 2019
UNE Students Jillian Robillard (Marine Entrepreneurship, ’20), Keith Reilly (Business, ’21), and Raja Muthyam (Medical Biology, ’21 ) are advancing to the televised round of the Greenlight Maine Collegiate Challenge.
Greenlight Maine is a statewide collaboration of entrepreneurial catalysts and corporate leaders, designed to promote and mentor the development and growth of business in our state. Its weekly television show on NEWS CENTER Maine airs Sundays at 10:00 a.m.
The challenge highlights the best full or part-time college students who have a business idea in any stage of development, from a simple idea to a well-constructed business plan, by pitting 2 college business ideas against one another over the course of 13 shows.
Robillard owns her own business, Southern Maine Crabs, and has developed lobster trap bait that uses the invasive green crab. It is more cost-effective than traditional fish baits.
“I decided one day to take action on some problems I was seeing, and started thinking of ways I could use the invasive green crab species,” Robillard explained. “Through the Greenlight Maine Collegiate Challenge, I hope to inspire other people to see how they can take action and help our planet.”
Reilly and Muthyam presented their Gait Project X, a smart shoe that collects data on gait dysfunction in real time. It can be used as justification for reimbursement from third-party payors, a problem with current methods of gait analysis.
The televised next round of the competition will be held between January 6 and 10, 2020.