Idea Challenge Winner
WRITTEN BY Alysha Stoffel
Gorilla Dumpster Bag- an innovation in the dumpster industry, won the 2015 Idea Challenge yesterday afternoon. The Idea Challenge, a program of the Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corporation (EDC), is designed to help local entrepreneurs take their ideas and turn them into tangible products and businesses. After submitting an idea application to the EDC, five Idea Challenge finalists had the opportunity to present their idea to a panel of judges. Since 2012, The Idea Challenge has seen over 400 local applicants and has helped create over 10 businesses. Along with the winning title, inventors of the Gorilla Dumpster Bag, Steve Faacks and Chris Hansen will receive $5,000 towards reimbursable business expenses.