Last month, IIT Stuart School of Business students Santiago Gutierrez Rodriguez (B.S.B.A. ’13) and John Holden (B.S.B.A. ’16) finished in first place in the Chicago Innovation Chase Lightning Round, a unique and challenging program run by Eurekatory NFP and presented at Illinois Tech by the Office of Community Affairs.
Student teams are tasked with creating a product or service around detecting, avoiding, or mitigating medical problems associated with the elderly, including avoiding slips and falls; increasing compliance around medication, drugs or technologies; and recognition and/or treatment of sleep disorders. Rodriguez and Holden created a company called “Creative Solutions” around the product “HipAlert — Confidence and Protection Joined at the Hip!”