How a New Pizza was Born from a MindSumo Challenge
At MindSumo we are constantly surprised by the number of creative ideas that come from our community of students. Our corporate partners take notice of this too and our best student submissions have been used by companies to spawn new product ideas. Our users have had access to some incredible challenges featuring topics such as using drones, designing mobile apps, and creating health campaigns on smoking. However, one of our favorite challenges that had a solution become reality was based on a topic to near and dear to every college student’s heart (and stomach) – pizza.
If you recently had your late night pizza cravings fulfilled by a Cheesy Bites pizza from Pizza Hut, you need to give some credit to Ross Baugher. His delicious, finger-friendly idea featured a pizza concept consisting of a cheesy bite crust for kids to dig into. His winning response came with an impressive customer market analysis and an implementation plan to win over the judges. When Ross isn’t dreaming up cheesy ideas for MindSumo, he is a Mechanical Engineering student at the University of Florida designing robots for the future.
The winning submission from Ross and the new Pizza Hut cheesy bites creation:
We even had a chance to speak to someone who was affected by this new breakthrough product:
“Thanks to these cheesy bites created by Ross, I no longer suffer from back pain caused carrying oversized slices down the subway stairs. ” – Pizza Rat
If you are a person that always has ideas or opinions on how something could be improved or you just love dreaming up big ideas for really tough problems, we invite you to work on one of our featured challenges. You’ll get some great experience applying your knowledge and creativity which can go towards a job resume or interview. If your answer is really good, you could land cash prizes or even a job so don’t miss out on your chance to impress top companies. Sign up today!