MAY 17, 2006

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OSU-OKC Student named winner in 2006 Governor's Cup


OSU-OKC student, Jeffrey Johnson, received the Isocentric Computer Technology Award for his business plan at the 2006 Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup awards dinner. (Left to right: Scott Phillips, CEO of Isocentric Networks, Jeffrey Johnson and Joe Wilkie, OSU-OKC associate professor and advisor.)

Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City student Jeffrey Johnson was awarded the Isocentric Computer Technology Prize in the 2006 Governor’s Cup Collegiate Business Plan Competition.

The prize, which consists of services valued at $15,000, was awarded to the undergraduate team whose business plan best leveraged computer technology. Johnson’s team, Intellitech, developed an Electronic Personal Fitness Training Device (iFitness), which is an iPod personal fitness trainer with a heart rate monitor. This software and peripheral device will replace conventional fitness instructors with personalized exercise workouts on the Apple iPod MP3 player.

Student teams from universities across the state vied for cash prizes and corporate sponsored awards and scholarships. A panel of more than 55 judges evaluated the business plans over the course of the competition. The judges considered the entire business concept, looking at overall feasibility, significant capital gains potential, attractive investment possibilities and actual implementation.

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