EWU Alumni & E-Ship Standouts Win Big

April 19, 2022 By Amy Laskowski

After getting their start at the EWU E-Ship Center, former Eagles Startup Challenge participants Amy Swanson, Lloyd Dees, and Cody Birkland, and their company, now called Ultropia, are reaching new heights. These EWU graduates have won the annual MIT Climate and Energy Prize, worth $100k, as well as UW’s 2022 GIX Innovation Competition for their environmentally-friendly, low-energy laundry technology. “They all got their start here at EWU in our E-Ship Center! We are very proud of them,” states Phillip Appel, director of the EWU E-Ship Center.