Clarkson University senior Cyrus Schenck of Shelburne, who is majoring in aeronautical engineering, is part of the student-run business, Renoun Ski Company, which won the People’s Choice Award in the fourth annual New York State Business Plan Competition held at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at the University at Albany.
Renoun Ski Company and Schenck won the “People’s Choice” award along with a $1,000 prize. Renoun is designing a ski to adapt instantly to snow conditions using a patent-pending technology and principals of aircraft design. Renoun will be putting their prize toward building its next round of prototypes.
The winning teams were selected by a panel of national venture capitalists, angel investors, investment bankers, and seasoned entrepreneurs.