During the Crews Center for Entrepreneurship’s Spring Ideas weekend, one team won $1,000 for an idea they developed over a 48-hour period.
Friday, anyone with an idea had the opportunity to pitch an idea in two minutes. Afterward, each participant voted on the ideas they liked best until only five ideas were selected to be built into a rough business model throughout the weekend.
Flyover Footage was one of those ideas.
Darrin Devault, a University of Memphis journalism professor, and Tom Willcox, senior public relations major, developed the idea.
They have been working together through Meeman 901 Strategies, a student-run PR firm that operates through the Crews Center.
“I remember he was like ‘Should we pitch something?’ and I asked him what we would pitch, and he said ‘Drones,’” Willcox said. “I didn’t even think that was allowed.”