IIT Stuart School of Business Students Win Intense Chicago Innovation Chase Lightning Round Competition

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!”

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