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Wednesday night at Wofford College, 10 students had the chance to pitch their ideas and inventions for a chance to win $10,000 to further their ideas. Wednesday night at Wofford College, 10 students had the chance to pitch their ideas and inventions for a chance to win $10,000 to further their ideas.
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Wednesday night at Wofford College, 10 students had the chance to pitch their ideas and inventions for a chance to win $10,000 to further their ideas.

Holten Fields knew his love for video games went beyond that of your average "gamer."

"As a kid I had a passion for playing games, but I realized I would be looking at the design elements for each game," Fields said.

In just six months, he created an in-depth first person shooter video game called "20/20."

"I actually started story boarding like a movie, so my freshman year my dorm room was completely covered with paper," Fields said.

Wednesday night, Fields showed off his game at Wofford.

In "shark tank" style the 10 students presented their ideas to the judges in hopes of winning $10,000 to launch their idea. Fields made his pitch to the judges.

"I see this in two or three years as the next halo the next call of duty," Fields said.

But Fields had some stiff competition from fellow classmates.

"My project is "Shout out Sista," said Asantewaa Boateng, a Wofford College junior. "It's a web-based girl empowerment movement."

"My project is called "Set in Motion" and it's a program aimed at transforming lives by the provision of a bible and a bike," Wofford student Nancy Ford said.

Chad Williamson helps college students and teens across the country turn ideas into reality and was a judge at the event. If you have an idea, he says the best place to start is social media.

Williamson says turn to Twitter and follow and reach out to other entrepreneurs. Organizations are out there to help and Williamson recommends checking out two groups called, "startup community" and "startup weekend" as a good place to get your ideas off the ground.

To file for a patent with the U.S. Patent Office, you can follow this process.

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