Meet Kameron Carpenter. Kam was the 2015 First Place Winner in the George R. and Martha Means Center for Entrepreneurial Studies Startup Showcase competition. His invention, the Bow Lap Strap, is a device that enhances both the safety and convenience of bowhunters by allowing them to attach the bow to a hands-free belt device.
Using 3-D printing technology at the College of Business, Kam designed and made prototypes of his invention. With support and advice from the Means Center, he has created several prototypes, researched potential markets and distribution channels, and started placing his product for sale in sporting goods stores and bowhunting shops.
Kam's greatest strengths are his willingness to work hard and seek good advice. He has established mentoring relationships with Illinois State University alumni entrepreneurs and others who can help him on his way. We are proud to be able to use donor dollars to give him a boost as he launches his new business.