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Bennett and Team Win Second in Graves Competition

Brad Bennett and rest of Backdoor team receive second place check in the Graves Business Plan Competition.

Alex Weber, Makenzie Swicegood, and Brad Bennett (from left to right) pose with their check from the Graves Business Plan Competition.


CBE senior Brad Bennett and two other Tickle College of Engineering students finished second in the Graves Business Plan Competition.

Bennett and electrical engineering majors Makenzie Swicegood and Alex Weber created BackDoor, a smartphone application developed to help locate lost pets. The goal of the app is to ease the process by combining existing pet chips with a social media-style platform giving smartphone users the ability to scan and connect lost pets to their owners.

For placing second, Backdoor received a check for $3,000. Read the full story.

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