Innovation Pipeline

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thumbnail imageThree RIT teams going to state finals

Three teams with innovative business ideas will represent Rochester Institute of Technology in the New York State Business Competition finals, to be held at the State University of New York at Albany on April 26.

They were among 23 teams participating in the Finger Lakes Regional Semi-Finalist Presentation Round held at RIT. Teams from the University of Rochester and Hobart and William Smith Colleges also advanced to the finals, where $500,000 in prizes will be awarded to the winning teams.

The RIT teams advancing to the finals are:

Clean Life Corps, a new concept for a sanitary waste management system to be used in Haiti: Students Alyssa Smith, Brandy Madera, Trevor Thunell and Andrew Sapienza, an international studies major at St. John Fisher College.

Nebula Sports, preventing and increasing awareness about concussion injuries in sports: Students Ben Sima, Patrick Streeter, Andres Ulloa and Kayla Wheeler.

Skyvo, applications for iPads for educational use: Students Gregory Sapienza and John Robinson (pictured).

The New York Business Plan Competition is one of the largest business competitions in the nation. More than 50 colleges and universities with more than 300 teams are expected to participate statewide. Last year’s grand prize winner was Strong Arm Technologies from RIT.

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