2017 Registration Deadline: March 15

Register your Ag Springboard team before March 15 by emailing Dr. Mark Gagnon,, with the team concept and names of the team leader and members.

Registered Teams, Spring 2017

Repurpose processes perishable foods using excess food from retail into shelf-stable products. The company has a give-back policy to help food pantries and kitchens. Team leader Gabrielle Lenart,

Kennel Business TBA is a full-service kennel business in Indiana County. Team leader Megan McCunn,

MomaDukes Preserves A high-end specialty preserves business that produces jams, jellies and condiments. Team leader John Feret,

Garden App is a gardening affiliation media business utilizing mobile app and web platforms for gardeners to learn, connect and share. Team leaders: Jinglin Feng, and Jinsui (Jazzy) Song,

Bubble Tea TBA Provides a line of high-quality bubble tea products with a focus on Asian food markets within the US. Team leader Hui Wang,

Mod Zero's patent-pending technology removes the proprietary relationship between a rifle scope and a rifle, resulting in the ability to freely swap scopes between rifles. This removes the need to purchase or own duplicate sights, providing serious savings to hunters, military and law enforcement. Team leader: Luke Yost,

War Chest is a military-themed food and beverage containers and accessories perfect for tailgating.Team leader: Samantha Beining

Sicuro Innovations uses machine learning and predictive detection technology to conduct big data analysis and adaptive offensive counter hacking methods to thwart, defer and actively defend Smart Technology Infrastructure, or the Internet of Things (IoT) devices, from cyber-attack providing food and agriculture bio-security. Nicholas Pisciotta and Brian Roda.

Escape Alert is a gate sensor system to alert people when livestock or pets have left their gated area via a phone app. Team leader: Manoelle Da Silva (

Students who are looking for teammates or to join teams:

Lara Al Juhani ( is an EBF major.

Omar Alali ( is a mechanical engineering major.

Caroline Porier ( is a Food Science major with an idea related to apple ponace cardboard.

Luke Yost, (lfy5003@, team leader of Mod Zero, is looking for teammates. See above.

Sam Collins ( is an agribusiness major with an idea around food e-commerce.

Ashley Walters ( is a food science major.

Manoelle Silva ( is an agribusiness major and leader of Escape Alert who is looking for tech-savvy students to help develop the technology.

Monica Caldwell ( is an agribusiness major.

Curtis Hershey ( is an agribusiness major.

Kevin Moss ( is a turfgrass major.

Eli Sofayov ( is an agribusiness major.

Mike DeVito ( is an agribusiness major.   

Douglas Boop ( is an agribusiness major.

Kelli Herr ( is a CED major looking with an idea for Uber for food, looking for an app designer.

Paul Laderman ( is a food science major.

Maille Gallagher ( is a nursing major.

Jason Miller ( is a civil engineering major.

Alex Pulice ( is a communications major.

Dana May ( is a vet & biomed major.

Y-Nhi Nguyen ( is a mechanical engineering major.

Paul Warner ( is a SRA major.

Diegue Tchienga ( is a mining engineering major.