Jules F. Knapp Entrepreneurship Center at Illinois Tech Announces Quarter Finalists for Chicago Innovation Challenge

Illinois Institute of Technology, a premier, global, technology-focused university located in Chicago, announces the Quarter Finalists for its Chicago Innovation Challenge (CIC). Prizes will be cash awards with access to the mHUB, a new innovation center focused on physical product development and manufacturing.

The CIC, sponsored by the Jules F. Knapp Entrepreneurship Center, The Folgeson Family Foundation, the Coleman Foundation and the mHUB had three categories created:

  1. Currently enrolled Illinois Tech students
  2. Students currently enrolled in colleges and universities with a physical presence in Chicago
  3. Student currently enrolled in a CPS High School or CPS Charter High School

The Quarter Finalists from the three categories are:

High School Category

Business Idea Title School Name Team Members
BELIEVE Young Women’s Leadership Charter School Arieana Roberts
Early Pregnancy in Teens Issue Young Women’s Leadership Charter School Alana Dudley
iBuilder: iOS native app builder Von Steuben Mirza Baig
Retractable Chairs Von Steuben MSC High School Rosendo Balmaseda
SmatVest Von Steuben Anita Kulasic
The ElecCyclonic Perspectives MSA David Wells
Kaaria Spencer
Eseroghene Omene

Other School Category

Business Idea Title University Name Team Members
3Dimes Designs DePaul University Keyante Aytch
Veterans Advocacy Group Int. (VAGI) DePaul University Derrick Winding
Sickshows.com Loyola University Chicago Jonah Murray
Dangerous ordnance disposal robot North Park University Phillip Le
Holocision LLC Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Eitezaz Mahmood
Arriyo University of Illinois at Chicago Jaime Manriquez
Rodencia University of Illinois at Chicago Jessica Miller
Ariel Bennick
SpiderSense University of Illinois at Chicago Victor Mateevitsi

Illinois Tech Category

Business Idea Title University Name Team Members
Navigational Aid Product Illinois Institute of Technology Karen Castillo
Venika Jarvis
Latona Therapeutics Illinois Institute of Technology Dylan Nichols
Yusheng He
Daniel Young
Wenqiang Liu
HubRoad – on the road to success Illinois Institute of Technology Louise Siaud
Guillaume Boulanger
Quentin Bayart
Florian Wahl
A Safe Route Indicator Illinois Institute of Technology Pratyusha Mudrakarta
Elizabeth Rebello
UAV Autonomous Movement Framework Illinois Institute of Technology Arianit Pajaziti
Theo Riviere
Rinor Bytyci
Christopher Hui
SAVIOR Illinois Institute of Technology Hemant Shinde
Sarang Salunke
Rohan Shirke
Ganesh Kapaleshwari
Social Buying Illinois Institute of Technology Jaime Sanchez
Sustainable newspapers Illinois Institute of Technology Pablo Jover
FutureYou Illinois Institute of Technology Harish Gandhi Ramachandran
Karthikeyan Kumar
Vehicular Pollution Control Device Illinois Institute of Technology Kshetij Moitra