What started off as an idea for a multidisciplinary senior design project for BME Alumnus, Brent Chase ('17) and cofounders, Joseph Clifford ’17 (ME) and Liam Herlihy ’17 (EE) has evolved into one of the "Coolest College Startups." The company was recently featured in an 'Inc.' article, highlighting the top 8 startups as named by the Student Startup Madness competition at South by Southwest. Gaia's mission is to "help prevent, mitigate, or decrease the frequency of meltdowns for children with autism" through the use of wearable technology.
The company is almost entirely run by RIT students and alumni. Featured below are Brent Chase, Joseph Clifford, and James McGee (BME '17) who traveled to Texas for the South by Southwest Competition to pitch their business plan.
Joseph Clifford, left; Brent Chase, center; James McGee, right.