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Jules F. Knapp Entrepreneurship center at Illinois Tech Announces the Finalists for Chicago Innovation Challenge

Illinois Institute of Technology, a premier, global, technology-focused university located in Chicago, announces the finalists for its Chicago Innovation Challenge (CIC), cash award with access to the mHUb a new innovation center focused on physical product development and manufacturing.

The CIC sponsored by the Jules Knapp Entrepreneurship center, The Fogelson Family Foundation, the Coleman Foundation and the M-Hub had 3 categories created – (1) Currently enrolled IIT students, (2) Currently enrolled students in colleges and universities with a physical presence in Chicago, and (3) Currently enrolled high school students.

Congratulations to the finalists. The three categories are:

HIGH SCHOOL

PRIZE

BUSINESS IDEA TITLE

SCHOOL NAME

TEAM MEMBERS

First Prize

The ElecCyclonic

Perspectives MSA

David Wells
Kaaria Spencer
Eseroghene Omene

Second Prize

SmartVest

Von Steuben

Anita Kulasic

Third Prize

iBuilder: iOS native app builder

Von Steuben

Mirza Baig

OTHER SCHOOL CATEGORY

PRIZE

BUSINESS IDEA TITLE

UNIVERSITY NAME

TEAM MEMBERS

First Prize

SpiderSense

University of Illinois at Chicago

Victor Mateevitsi

Second Prize

Arriyo

University of Illinois at Chicago

Jaime Manriquez 

Third Prize

Emurse

Loyola University Chicago

Jonah Murray

IIT CATEGORY

PRIZE

BUSINESS IDEA TITLE

UNIVERSITY NAME

TEAM MEMBERS

First Prize

Navigational Aid Product

Illinois Institute of Technology

Karen Castillo
Venika Jarvis

Second Prize

A Safe Route Indicator

Illinois Institute of Technology

Pratyusha Mudrakarta
Elizabeth Rebello

Third Prize

HubRoad - on the road to success

Illinois Institute of Technology

Louise Siaud
Guillaume Boulanger
Quentin Bayart
Florian Wahl

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