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And the Wouldn't It Be Cool If... Winner Is... Greyson!
Last night fifteen-year-old Greyson M. of Charlotte, NC was named the grand prize winner of our Wouldn't It Be Cool If... contest. Greyson was recognized for his idea "Baby Safe Rider," a solution for preventing infant and toddler deaths due to vehicular hyperthermia -- or overheating -- in cars.
”I still can’t believe I won,” said Greyson. “Time Warner Cable’s Wouldn’t It Be Cool If… contest has changed my life – from meeting will.i.am to winning the opportunity to travel to New York City to have my idea realized by Fahrenheit 212. I truly hope my story and those of the other finalists inspire kids just like us to have the confidence to share their own cool ideas with the world.”
Greyson, or "Grey," as his friends and family call him, was selected along with three finalists to present their ideas at the Wouldn’t It Be Cool If… finalist event in St. Louis, Missouri. The event was held on-site at the FIRST Robotics Championship in front of a live audience of nearly 1,400 -- including FIRST teams, friends, family and media. Grey was crowned the winner by a panel of esteemed judges that included will.i.am; FIRST founder Dean Kamen, Mark Payne, Co-Founder, President and Head of Idea Development at Fahrenheit 212; and Jasmin Hume; PhD candidate at the Polytechnic Institute of NYU.
As our grand prize winner, Greyson will get the chance to bring his idea to life with Fahrenheit 212, one of the nation’s pre-eminent innovation consulting firms that works with global companies and brands to develop world-changing ideas and bring them to market. Over the next four months, Greyson will visit New York City, where Fahrenheit is headquartered, to refine his cool idea, develop a business model and strategy, and explore how to bring "Baby Safe Rider" to market. Ultimately, Greyson will have the opportunity to present his idea to prospective investors.
To learn about all of our Wouldn't It Be Cool If... contest finalists and their AWESOME invention ideas, read our "Meet the Finalists" blog post here on CAMM News.