University of Oregon student-entrepreneurs walked away with a cash prize after competing in the inaugural Colligan User Interface Design Challenge. The aim of the so-called "Duck Tank" was to give students real-world experience conceptualizing a product and pitching it to investors.
Fans of reality TV may be familiar with ABC's "Shark Tank." In the show, entrepreneurs pitch a business idea before a panel of venture capitalists who either fund or reject the pitch.
"Duck Tank" is a bit less cut-throat.